The 3 Tesla Philips Ingenia system at Soroka was installed in 2011 following a generous donation from the american associates of BGU. This system is dedicated to scientific research 50% of the time and enables a large number of scientific groups from BGU to perform cutting edge neuroscience research.
The new MRI suite is equiped with several systems for monitoring behavior including a state-of-the-art 3D movement-tracking system where cameras are used to track participant movements while they are being scanned. An MRI compatible EEG system enables simultaneous MRI and EEG recording and additional MRI compatible physiology monitoring and eye tracking equipment is also available. A dedicated scientific control-room with four work stations for controling experiments enables performance of even the most complicated neuroscience experiments.