Our facilities

Functional MRI:

Dr. James Danckert established fMRI capacity at Grand River Hospital's 1.5 Tesla magnet with 16 hours of scanning per month available to uWaterloo researchers. The MRI is available biweekly on Thursdays (8pm to midnight) and Sundays (10am to 2pm) at a cost of $260 per hour.

For Standard Operating Procedures, please refer to UWHSOP - 605: Protocol for functional MRI scanning at Grand River Hospital

To book time, contact Karly Neath-Tavares at x37224 or kneath@uwaterloo.ca 

Elisabeth and MRI

Postdoctoral researcher, Dr. Elisabeth Stoettinger, getting things set up for her fMRI experiment.

James, Tracey, Elisabeth and Nadine at MRI

The MRI technician, Dr. James Danckert, and Dr. Elisabeth Stoettinger with the first participant for her study.


Through our collaborations, we also have access to:

  • Neurological patients (Neurological Patient Database - NPD)
  • Healthy participants over the age of 60 Waterloo Research in Aging Participant Pool - WRAP)
  • A 4 Tesla research only MRI (Mel Goodale, Jody Culham, University of Western Ontario in London)
  • Optotrack infrared movement recording system (Eric Roy, University of Waterloo)
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram) / ERP (Event Related Potential) lab (Roxane Itier and Jonathan Fugelsang, University of Waterloo)

Alex wearing eyetracker

Alex wearing the Eyelink II eye movement monitor.

The Danckert Attention Group has a range of equipment to facilitate different types of neuropsychology research:

  • Several windows based PCs and laptops running EPrime and Superlab software for use in running basic cognition/perception experiments
  • Eyelink II head mounted eye tracker for recording eye movements
  • Minibird system for kinematic movement recording
  • Touch screens for use in perception and pointing experiments
  • Visual Stimulus Generator (VSG) setup for running visual pscychophysical experiments
  • Wedge based prism glasses for running visuomotor adaptation experiments
  • Brain Voyager software for analyzing fMRI data sets
  • Digital video camera for patient recording

Student Sean Hodge modeling the prism goggles.Sean Hodge, modeling the adaptation procedure.

Sean modeling the prism goggles and the adaptation procedure.

Student using the miniBIRD movement tracking system.Student using the miniBIRD movement tracking system.

The miniBIRD movement tracking system.