Human Performance

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(L-R) Person A, Person B, Person C, Person D, Person E, Person F, Person G, Person H, Person I, & Person J

The mission of the Human Performance Division to provide resources and expertise for : 1) flexible control of participant behavior in experimental contexts; and, 2) quantitative assessments of participant status.

Behavioral control resources include various in-scanner stimulus delivery methods, including auditory, visual, tactile, olfactory/gustatory, et cetera. Behavioral control also includes software for implementing specific task-activation paradigms (e.g. Stroop task, word-stem completion, Go/No-Go task, etc.)

Behavioral assessments include both in-scanner performance monitoring (e.g. button box responses, eye-tracking, motor performance, etc.) and out-of-scanner assessments from neurocognitive batteries or diagnostic instruments.

The Human Performance Division provides stimulus presentation and response recording support for all other divisions.

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Animal PET

The Animal PET Section occupies two, one-room suites (McDermott 1.510-, 1.926) on the first-floor of the McDermott Clinical Science Building. Each suite includes animal preparation space, dose-calibration equipment and an animal PET system. An small-bore PET scanners are a Siemens Focus 220 Primate microPET and a Concorde Rodent microPET.

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Human PET Imaging

The Human PET Section occupies one, three-room suite (McDermott 1.310-1.314) on the first-floor of the McDermott Clinical Science Building. This suite consists of two scanner bays, an operator control room and an equipment room. Each scanner bay houses a large-bore PET scanner.

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Radiochemistry

The Radiochemistry Section supports two cyclotrons and accompanying radiochemistry production and quality control facilities. All radiochemistry facilities are located on the first floor of the McDermott Building.

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