SEK 33 million for brain research
Linköping University and three other universities will receive funding for the purchase of equipment for brain imaging that will be unique for Sweden.
The funding is comprised of SEK 24 million from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation and SEK 9 million from the Swedish Research Council. Linköping University (LiU) will purchase the equipment together with:
- Karolinska Institute
- Lund University
- Umeå University
This is a so-called MEG scanner (Magnetoencephalography), which is used to measure the magnetic field generated when the electrical signals propagate through the brain. Among others, auditory researchers at LiU’s Linnaeus Centre HEAD will use the equipment.
“It gives us an unprecedented opportunity to study what happens in the brain. The image is very fast so we can see what's going in milliseconds,” says professor Jerker Rönnberg.
The equipment will be a national infrastructure, located at Karolinska Institute, which researchers around the country will be able to utilise. This will be a significant boost because the method is currently unavailable in Sweden today.
- Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation
- Swedish Research Council
- Linnaeus Centre HEAD
- Professor Jerker Rönnberg
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Last updated: 2013-05-22