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The Caltech Brain Imaging Center (CBIC) was founded in 2003 through a generous gift from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and provides neuroimaging resources for the Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute for Neuroscience at Caltech.

The overarching goal of the CBIC is to understand human consciousness with the following intermediate aims:

  • To explore and characterize the neural basis of higher brain function.
  • To develop new tools for the imaging of brain structure and function.
  • To train a diverse student and faculty group in structural and functional neuroimaging.
  • To foster interdisciplinary research in brain science.

The 8,100 square foot CBIC facility is located in the Broad Center for the Biological Sciences at Caltech and houses four high-field MRI systems and associated technical resources.

fMRI machine