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Neuroimaging: vital for neuroscience research in humans

Neuroimaging with MRI enables researchers to take a look inside the living human brain with unprecedented resolution. The technology is non-invasive and can be used routinely and repetitively. MRI has already provided important new insights about brain structures and function in healthy subjects as well as in patients suffering from a wide range of CNS diseases and disorders. The Spinoza Centre for Neuroimaging is dedicated to supporting and further extending this research.


The Spinoza Centre was set up by the Amsterdam academic neuroscience community with a view to strengthening its infrastructural base and serves its frontline research by basic and clinical neuroscientists from the Departments of Psychology, and Neuroscience from UvA and VU, from the two participating teaching hospitals and from the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience. In addition, the Spinoza Centre offers its scanning infrastructure to third parties for their research programs.

Only Neuroscience?

The Spinoza Centre for Neuroimaging is intended to support fundamental and clinical research in the field of neuroscience but its application potential is not limited to the brain. 3T and 7T MRI have found  applications for a wide range of (patho)physiological research areas and for diagnostics. The Spinoza Centre also welcomes academic and industrial research programs in areas other than the brain.