The Neuroinformatics Research Group at the Washington University School of Medicine, directed by Daniel Marcus, is a cross-disciplinary science and engineering lab. Our work in the NRG is to develop technologies that support neuroimaging and imaging informatics research that helps us better understand the living brain. Our software is open source and used around the world in the global effort to study and treat Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia, depression, brain cancer, autism, stroke, and a host of other neurological diseases.
The Poldrack Lab is based in the Department of Psychology at Stanford University. Our lab uses the tools of cognitive neuroscience to understand how decision making, executive control, and learning and memory are implemented in the human brain.
We also develop neuroinformatics tools and resources to help researchers make better sense of data.
Our lab endeavors to make all of our research code openly available. None of this code is guaranteed to work outside of our local environment, and most of it is not built for portability, but if you use it and find any bugs, please let us know. Unless otherwise noted, all code is released under the unrestrictive MIT License.
Dr Alan C Evan’s lab (ACELab) was established in 1984, when he moved to the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI) at McGill University to continue his PET research. The lab has made pioneering contributions to multi-modal brain imaging with PET and MRI, image processing and large-scale brain database analysis and cutting edge 3-D computer imaging techniques, and continues to foster a research and training environment to use these methods and address long-standing questions about brain development and neurodegenerative diseases.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency — making important discoveries that improve health and save lives.
Thanks in large part to NIH-funded medical research, Americans today are living longer and healthier. Life expectancy in the United States has jumped from 47 years in 1900 to 78 years as reported in 2009, and disability in people over age 65 has dropped dramatically in the past 3 decades. In recent years, nationwide rates of new diagnoses and deaths from all cancers combined have fallen significantly.
The Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour is a world-class research centre devoted to understanding the mechanistic underpinnings of human cognition and behavior in health and disease. The Institute is home to more than 600 researchers from 35 countries who share the common goal of contributing to the advancement of the brain-, cognitive- and behavioral sciences through investigator-driven research, and improving health, education and technology by applying advances in this field.
From molecule to man to population:
The Institute’s mission includes conducting interdisciplinary research of excellence at the unique interface between genetic, molecular and cellular processes at one end and computational, system-level neuroscience with cognitive and behavioral analysis at the other end.
The mission of the MIT Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences is to reverse engineer the human mind. To do that we delve deeply into the mechanisms of the brain at all levels — from molecules to synapses to neurons to circuits to algorithms to human behavior and cognition, we build links between those levels, and we train the next generation of scientific leaders. Our headquarters, Building 46, is home to the collaborative, interdisciplinary spirit that inspired our beginnings in 1964 and still guides us today.
The Allen Institute is dedicated to answering some of the biggest questions in bioscience and accelerating research worldwide. The Allen Institute currently encompasses three entities: the Allen Institute for Brain Science; the Allen Institute for Cell Science; and The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group, supported by a shared administration group. Using a Multi-scale Approach to Accelerate Foundational Research and Empower the Community Biology is poised to make enormous advancements. At the Allen Institute our intent is to create knowledge and resources that will serve as a foundation for science.
Our approach to bioscience ranges from the smallest molecular scale to the level of the entire system. We seek to bridge the gap between these levels to arrive at a comprehensive systems understanding of biology. Our open science model within the research institutes means that we share our data, tools and knowledge with the scientific community as soon as they are useful—whether we have published on them or not.
We lead collaborative teams outside of our Institute to engage scientists around the world.
The UCLA Brain Research Institute (BRI) is a catalyst for education, outreach, and research collaborations among current and future scientists, engineers and clinicians who seek to understand the healthy and diseased brain.
Formed in 1959 by a small cadre of neuroscientists, the BRI is one of the first neuroscience research collectives established in the United States. Now with approximately 300 faculty members representing nearly 30 departments from 6 schools, the institute is UCLA’s central force in its mission to advance interdisciplinary basic and clinical neuroscience.
In order to accomplish this mission, the institute provides multiple financial, informational and operational resources to invigorate research programs and support collaborations bringing together investigators from disparate scientific fields. The BRI also co-ordinates a large portion of neuroscience educational programs on campus, and also works through its outreach programs to enrich scientific knowledge in the community by inspiring elementary and secondary school students to explore a scientific career.
BRI Director, Dr. Chris Evans, heads a leadership team comprised of the Neuroscience Interdepartmental Programs Chairs and the Associate Directors for Research, Education and Outreach. The BRI is supported by a core staff of 10.