Dr. Rita Schmidt
The study of human MRI and of functional MRI is a prime example of contemporary multidisciplinary science; where Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Engineering meet. In our lab we integrate these fields aiming to develop new imaging methods and new tools for functional brain measurements. The study relies on the one hand on a physics background, for the development of new MRI techniques, on the other hand on a neurobiology background, to perform the actual human volunteer studies. Our lab’s research focuses on ultra-high field MRI, which allows to achieve sub-millimeter resolution. We explore methods to study neurofeedback processes and underlying neurovascular responses.