Research

The main areas of MEG research at the Martinos Center include development of MEG analysis methods, clinical studies, and basic research on brain function.

Methodology Development

    MNE Software for MEG source analysis

    Multimodal integration of MEG, EEG, MRI, fMRI, and optical imaging.

    Integration of multicenter MEG data.

Clinical Studies

Clinically, MEG is used to detect and localize epileptiform spiking activity in patients with epilepsy. It is also used to localize brain areas important for speech, which should be avoided by the surgeon in planning for removal of brain tumors.

Basic Research on Brain Function

At the Martinos Center, researchers use MEG, often in conjunction with EEG, MRI, fMRI, and optical imaging to obtain maps of brain activity in cognitive neuroscience studies carefully designed to investigate the workings of the normal and diseased brain.