Forschungsschwerpunkt Translationale Neurowissenschaften Mainz


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The Neuroimaging Center (NIC) is a core research platform of Focus Program Translational Neuroscience Mainz (FTN) and of Johannes Gutenberg University Medical Center Mainz. We are member of the Rhine-Main Neuroscience Network (rmn²), a strategic research alliance formed by neuroscientists in Frankfurt and Mainz.

We provide support in key methods of human systems and cognitive neuroscience, incl. neuroimaging, to all interested parties within the regional neuroscience community.

The NIC has at its disposal research-only scanning time on a 3 Tesla Siemens TIM TRIO MR scanner (one 12-channel and two 32-channel head coils); equipment for peripheral stimulation, psychophysiological recordings and eye-tracking; MR-compatible 64- and 256-channel EEG, MR-compatible tDCS, and TMS; two fully equipped psychophysiological laboratories for behavioral studies; dedicated Linux and Windows servers, access the University’s high-performance computing facility (Mogon), analysis software; and an office suite with terminals for data analysis.

Services include regular methods teaching activities (NIC courses), advice with study design, ethics applications, stimulus presentation, sequence selection, and data analysis; and bi-weekly discussion and project presentation meetings (NIC meetings, see “Aktuelles” for upcoming meetings).

From beginning of 2019, the NIC will be housed in a new dedicated neuroimaging building that will harbor two research-only 3 Tesla MR scanners, an EEG suite, 3 TMS and other laboratories and office space for research groups.

We are proud to support

DFG Collaborative Research Center CRC-TR128 on Multiple Sclerosis

Competence Network Multiple Sclerosis (KKNMS)

DFG Collaborative Research Center CRC1193 on Resilience

Mainz Resilience Project (MARP)

Deutsches Resilienz Zentrum (DRZ)

EU Horizon 2020 project “DynaMORE” (Dynamic MOdelling of REsilience)


06. Dezember 2018
Christmas Party
This years NIC Christmas Party will be on Thursday December 6th, starting at 4pm. Please write to if you intend to come....mehr
14. November 2018
NIC Meeting
Bianca Kollmann (Psychiatry) will present a new project called “Stress inoculation as possible mechanism for resilience” in the NIC Meeting on Wednesday November 14th at 12 in the seminar room in building 701....mehr
31. Oktober 2018
NIC meeting
Til Ole Bergmann (DRZ) will give a talk on “EEG-triggered TMS to study neuronal oscillations”. See you at 12 in the seminar room in building 701.  ...mehr