Multimodal Imaging Group

The Multimodal Imaging Group provides up-to-date imaging technologies and cutting-edge methodological expertise to support the research at the MPI-MR. Imaging modalities include positron emission tomography (PET), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and computed tomography (CT). The focus of research activities is on functional imaging, i.e. visualization, localization, and quantification of functional processes in the living organism. In combination with opto-  and chemogenetic models that allow for activation of specific neuronal subpopulations we visualize functional networks and identify task- or stimulation-related functional alterations (Fig 1). 

Recent Publications

Lippert, Cremer et al., Time-dependent assessment of stimulus-evoked regional dopamine releaseNature Communications, Volume 10, Article number: 336(2019

Thanarajah, Backes et al., Food Intake Recruits Orosensory and Post-ingestive Dopaminergic Circuits to Affect Eating Desire in Humans, Cell Metabolism, Volume 29, Issue 3, 5 March 2019, Pages 695-706.e4

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