Shared Facilities
MEG Research Facility

Our Technology

Magnetoencephalography, or MEG, involves the recording and assessment of brain activity from recordings of magnetic field fluctuations occurring just outside of the skull.

The magnetic field fluctuations directly reflect changes in neuronal activity. To facilitate capture of tiny field changes, we use a dense array of extremely sensitive magnetic sensors (superconducting quantum interference devices, or SQUIDs), positioned in a helmet-like device. To minimize the impact of environmental electromagnetic noise, recordings are conducted inside a magnetically-shielded room.

MEG is fully noninvasive, safe and silent.

Acknowledgement Statement

This [publication, project, or research] was made possible, in part, using the Cincinnati Children’s MEG Research Facility [RRID: SCR_022648]. (Optional): We specifically acknowledge the assistance of [name(s) of staff member(s)].