Neuroscience research labs at SFU have state-of-the-art equipment. This includes:

275-channel Magnetoencephalography (MEG)

  • Measures neurophysiological activity and brain network communication with a uniquely good combination of spatial resolution and timing accuracy

3T Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

  • Provides high-resolution imaging of brain structure and function

Electroencephalography (EEG)

  • Measures the electrical activity of the brain

Non-invasive brain stimulators (e.g., TMS, tDCS, tACS, GVS)

  • Uses magnetic or electrical stimulation to alter brain areas for the purposes of understanding brain function, treating neurological disorders, or enhancing motor learning

Motion capture cameras

  • Measures the three-dimensional position of the body in space during a variety of motor tasks

Eye trackers

  • Records the position of the eye and our line of sight (i.e., gaze) for the purpose of understanding how we visually sample the world

Electromyography (EMG)

  • Records the electrical activity of muscles

Microscopy Facilities

  • Laser scanning and spinning disk confocal microscopes for high-resolution and live-cell imaging.

Voltage clamp electrophysiology

  • Measures the ionic currents that cause neurons to be electrically excitable

Proteomics

  • Identifies the complement of proteins, or protein modifications, in human cultered cells or model systems

Genomics and bioinformatics

  • DNA sequencing and other facilities to identify normal or disease-associated signatures in genomes

Mouse and tissue culture

  • Facilities for the functional analyses of whole animals or isolated cells

Pharmaco-genetic screening

  • High-throughput identification of small molecules or genes implicated in human health or disease