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New UBSN Equipment - Mock MR Scanner

11 Aug 2023

New equipment

New UBSN Equipment - Mock MR Scanner

Dear Staff and Students,



We are excited to announce a newly acquired equipment here at UBSN - Mock MR Scanner, now located in ZB220.

The mock MR system is designed to provide participants an experience similar to what they will experience in the real MRI scanner. It includes a moving table, a realistic head coil, equipment for audio presentation of scanner noise, visual and audio stimulation system, and a set of button boxes for participants responses.

In practice, failed MRI scans and unusable data caused by claustrophobia, anxiety, and excessive head and body motion cost significant time and resources. Acclimating participants to the environment with a mock scanner will increase the rate of successful data acquisition and quality of fMRI data. The mock scanner is also extremely useful for young children to orient them to the MRI environment and for training for in-scanner tasks.

For enquiries, please contact our officer-in-charge: Dr. Celia DONG (

For more information, please go to our MRI Overview page.



Regards, University Research Facility in Behavioral and Systems Neuroscience (UBSN)

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