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The Section on Functional Imaging Methods is within the Laboratory of Brain and Cognition and the National Institute of Mental Health. Functional MRI is a technique that utilizes time series collection of rapidly-obtained magnetic resonance images that are sensitive to localized brain activation induced hemodynamic changes. The utility of Functional MRI (fMRI) has been increasing since it was discovered in 1991. The limits of the technique (spatial and temporal resolution, interpretability of the signal, and applications) are determined by imaging technology, experimental and processing methodology, and the variable and incompletely-determined relationship between neuronal activity and hemodynamic changes.

The work of SFIM is focused on pushing spatial and temporal resolution of fMRI as well as increasing its interpretability and ultimately the utility. This research includes understanding and using resting state fluctuations, understanding and modeling the dynamics of the fMRI signal changes, advancing pattern - effect fMRI or fMRI decoding, and advancing high resolution and high field fMRI.

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Recent Publications

Javier Gonzalez-Castillo | Isabel Fernandez | Ka Lam | Daniel Handwerker | Francisco Pereira | Peter Bandettini
2023
Eneko Uruñuela | Javier Gonzalez-Castillo | Charles Zheng | Peter Bandettini | Cesar Caballero-Gaudes
2022
Javier Gonzalez-Castillo
Nature Neuroscience | 2022
Javier Gonzalez-Castillo | Isabel Fernandez | Daniel Handwerker | Peter Bandettini
NeuroImage | 2022
Allison Nugent | Adam Thomas | Margaret Mahoney | Alison Gibbons | Jarrod Smith | Antoinette Charles | Jacob Shaw | Jeffrey Stout | Anna Namyst | Arshitha Basavaraj | Eric Earl | Travis Riddle | Joseph Snow | Shruti Japee | Adriana Pavletic | Stephen Sinclair | Vinai Roopchansingh | Peter Bandettini | Joyce Chung
Scientific Data | 2022
Peter Bandettini | Javier Gonzalez-Castillo | D.A. Handwerker | Paul Taylor | Gang Chen | Adam Thomas
Med | 2022
Rémi Gau | Stephanie Noble | Katja Heuer | Katherine Bottenhorn | Isil Bilgin | Yu-Fang Yang | Julia Huntenburg | Johanna Bayer | Richard Bethlehem | Shawn Rhoads | Christoph Vogelbacher | Valentina Borghesani | Elizabeth Levitis | Hao-Ting Wang | Sofie Van Den Bossche | Xenia Kobeleva | Jon Legarreta | Samuel Guay | Selim Atay | Gael Varoquaux | Dorien Huijser | Malin Sandström | Peer Herholz | Samuel Nastase | AmanPreet Badhwar | Guillaume Dumas | Simon Schwab | Stefano Moia | Michael Dayan | Yasmine Bassil | Paula Brooks | Matteo Mancini | James Shine | David O’Connor | Xihe Xie | Davide Poggiali | Patrick Friedrich | Anibal Heinsfeld | Lydia Riedl | Roberto Toro | Cesar Caballero-Gaudes | Anders Eklund | Kelly Garner | Christopher Nolan | Damion Demeter | Fernando Barrios | Junaid Merchant | Elizabeth McDevitt | Robert Oostenveld | Cameron Craddock | Ariel Rokem | Andrew Doyle | Satrajit Ghosh | Aki Nikolaidis | Olivia Stanley | Eneko Uruñuela | Nasim Anousheh | Aurina Arnatkeviciute | Guillaume Auzias | Dipankar Bachar | Elise Bannier | Ruggero Basanisi | Arshitha Basavaraj | Marco Bedini | Pierre Bellec | Austin Benn | Kathryn Berluti | Steffen Bollmann | Saskia Bollmann | Claire Bradley | Jesse Brown | Augusto Buchweitz | Patrick Callahan | Micaela Chan | Bramsh Chandio | Theresa Cheng | Sidhant Chopra | Ai Chung | Thomas Close | Etienne Combrisson | Giorgia Cona | Todd Constable | Claire Cury | Kamalaker Dadi | Pablo Damasceno | Samir Das | Fabrizio Fallani | Krista DeStasio | Erin Dickie | Lena Dorfschmidt | Eugene Duff | Elizabeth Dupre | Sarah Dziura | Nathalia Esper | Oscar Esteban | Shreyas Fadnavis | Guillaume Flandin | Jessica Flannery | John Flournoy | Stephanie Forkel | Alexandre Franco | Saampras Ganesan | Siyuan Gao | José Alanis | Eleftherios Garyfallidis | Tristan Glatard | Enrico Glerean | Javier Gonzalez-Castillo | Cassandra van Praag | Abigail Greene | Geetika Gupta | Catherine Hahn | Yaroslav Halchenko | Daniel Handwerker | Thomas Hartmann | Valérie Hayot-Sasson | Stephan Heunis | Felix Hoffstaedter | Daniela Hohmann | Corey Horien | Horea-Ioan Ioanas | Alexandru Iordan | Chao Jiang | Michael Joseph | Jason Kai | Agah Karakuzu | David Kennedy | Anisha Keshavan | Ali Khan | Gregory Kiar | Christiaan Klink | Vincent Koppelmans | Serge Koudoro | Angela Laird | Georg Langs | Marissa Laws | Roxane Licandro | Sook-Lei Liew | Tomislav Lipic | Krisanne Litinas | Daniel Lurie | Désirée Lussier | Christopher Madan | Lea-Theresa Mais | Sina L | J.P. Manzano-Patron | Dimitra Maoutsa | Matheus Marcon | Daniel Margulies | Giorgio Marinato | Daniele Marinazzo | Christopher Markiewicz | Camille Maumet | Felipe Meneguzzi | David Meunier | Michael Milham | Kathryn Mills | Davide Momi | Clara Moreau | Aysha Motala | Iska Moxon-Emre | Thomas Nichols | Dylan Nielson | Gustav Nilsonne | Lisa Novello | Caroline O’Brien | Emily Olafson | Lindsay Oliver | John Onofrey | Edwina Orchard | Kendra Oudyk | Patrick Park | Mahboobeh Parsapoor | Lorenzo Pasquini | Scott Peltier | Cyril Pernet | Rudolph Pienaar | Pedro Pinheiro-Chagas | Jean-Baptiste Poline | Anqi Qiu | Tiago Quendera | Laura Rice | Joscelin Rocha-Hidalgo | Saige Rutherford | Mathias Scharinger | Dustin Scheinost | Deena Shariq | Thomas Shaw | Viviana Siless | Molly Simmonite | Nikoloz Sirmpilatze | Hayli Spence | Julia Sprenger | Andrija Stajduhar | Martin Szinte | Sylvain Takerkart | Angela Tam | Link Tejavibulya | Michel de Schotten | Ina Thome | Laura da Silva | Nicolas Traut | Lucina Uddin | Antonino Vallesi | John VanMeter | Nandita Vijayakumar | Matteo Castello | Jakub Vohryzek | Jakša Vukojević | Kirstie Whitaker | Lucy Whitmore | Steve Wideman | Suzanne Witt | Hua Xie | Ting Xu | Chao-Gan Yan | Fang-Cheng Yeh | B.T. Yeo | Xi-Nian Zuo
Neuron | 2021
Javier Gonzalez-Castillo | Julia Kam | Colin Hoy | Peter Bandettini
The Journal of Neuroscience | 2021
Jiajia Yang | Peter Molfese | Yinghua Yu | Daniel Handwerker | Gang Chen | Paul Taylor | Yoshimichi Ejima | Jinglong Wu | Peter Bandettini
NeuroImage | 2021
David Van Essen | Sabine Kastner | Peter Bandettini
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences | 2021
Laurentius Huber | Emily Finn | Yuhui Chai | Rainer Goebel | Rüdiger Stirnberg | Tony Stöcker | Sean Marrett | Kamil Uludag | Seong-Gi Kim | SoHyun Han | Peter Bandettini | Benedikt Poser
Progress in Neurobiology | 2021
Linqing Li | Christine Law | Sean Marrett | Yuhui Chai | Laurentius Huber | Peter Jezzard | Peter Bandettini
Magnetic Resonance in Medicine | 2021

Get to Know the Team

The Section on Functional Imaging Methods is a team of physicists, psychologists, engineers, neuroscientists, and computer scientists committed to advancing the field of fMRI by developing of improved fMRI data acquisition and processing methodology, shedding light on the relationship between neuronal activity and hemodynamic changes, characterizing the sources of artifact and useful information in the signal, and bridging the gap between basic development and research and clinical applications.

Peter A. Bandettini, Ph.D.
Chief
Dorian D. Van Tassell
Lab Manager
Javier Gonzalez-Castillo, Ph.D.
Staff Scientist
Daniel A Handwerker, Ph.D.
Staff Scientist
Joshua Teves
Programmer
Fernando Ramírez, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Josh Faskowitz, Ph.D.
Postdoc
Bahar Shahsavarani, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Tyler Morgan, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Burak Akin, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Micah Holness
Postbac IRTA
Megan Spurney
Postbac IRTA
Tori Gobo
Postbac IRTA

Recent Projects

We are working to improve the spatial resolution and specificity of fMRI so that it is possible to distinguish neural activity changes across cortical layers.

A common assumption in most resting state fMRI (rsfMRI) studies is temporal stationarity. However, recent work has shown that rsfMRI connectivity patterns change considerably across short periods of time, even within the length of a typical rest scan.

Most fMRI echo-planar imaging (EPI) techniques acquire a single brain volume of data per radio-frequency (RF) excitation pulse.

Using multimodal neuroimaging to better understand human cognitive functions.