Research in the Neuroimaging Center (NIC) focuses on the systemic characterization of neurocognitive mechanisms that permit individuals to maintain or regain mental health during/after stressor exposure. In addition, the NIC serves, as all other platforms, as a core methods unit for DRZ projects, providing access to human behavioral, psychophysiological, electrophysiological, neurostimulation, and neuroimaging facilities (in particular, 3T Magnetic Resonance Imaging). This will facilitate research into neurobiological resilience mechanisms and intervention studies in humans and promote the integration and consistency across human research projects in the DRZ.
A central activity of the NIC is to provide neural and behavioral data to the Mainz Resilience Project, MARP. Here, the NIC closely collaborates with the CIC [bitte Verlinkung innerhalb der Webseite hier einfügen], which provides healthy subjects in the critical transition phase between adolescence and adult life, recruited through the Gutenberg Brain Study (GBS) [bitte Verlinkung innerhalb der Webseite hier einfügen]. A second MARP subproject to be started during the funding period will extend this scheme to a different at-risk population (either medical students at the start of their internship or elderly persons at the transition from work life to pension) to test generalizability of results.
Further information about projects and staff of the NIC can be found here.
Prof. Raffael Kalisch
Neuroimaging Center (NIC)
University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University
Langenbeckstr. 1, Bldg. 701, R. 0.036