Centers & Labs

RIKEN Brain Science Institute

Support Unit for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Unit Leader: Keiji Tanaka (Ph.D.)
Keiji  Tanaka(Ph.D.)

Equipped with a 4-Tesla and a 3-Tesla MRI systems, this unit supports non-invasive functional MRI (fMRI) studies on human subjects conducted by laboratories within BSI. The subjects participated in fMRI studies are limited to healthy adults of 20 years and older. Each experiment is conducted within 2 hours, including the preparation time. In order to use the MRI system, the head of laboratory intending to use the MRI facility should submit the experimental proposal and obtain the permission in advance from the RIKEN fMRI Safety and Ethics Committee.


  • Study for the mechanisms of high-order brain functions
  • Functional magnetic resonance imaging
  • Noninvasive measurement of brain functions
  • Blood oxygenation level dependent (BOLD) signal

Lab Members

Principal Investigator

Keiji Tanaka
Unit Leader

Core Members

Ken-ichi Ueno
Research Specialist
Chisato Suzuki
Technical Staff II

Contact information

2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198, Japan

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