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“Understanding the brain in all its complexity is impossible for any group to accomplish in isolation.”
-Arthur Toga, Director

We’ve built a diverse team of neurobiologists, mathematicians, and computer scientists, and a worldwide network of collaborators sharing data. Our goal is to increase the pace of discovery in neuroscience by better understanding how the brain works when it’s healthy and what goes wrong in disease.

Our facility houses two advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging scanners for data acquisition: a Magnetom Prisma 3T and a Magnetom Terra 7T.

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LONI’s onsite data center features state-of-the-art security technology and can store more than four petabytes of brain imaging data.

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Our Scientific Visualization Group creates elegant maps and animations to illustrate brain structure and function.

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Latest News


Many adult children are painfully seeing their parents experience cognitive decline and symptoms of dementia. What if virtual reality, or VR, can help prevent or delay the onset of cognitive decline?


Dr. Liew partnered with children's media company GoldieBlox for their new YouTube series, Fast Forward Girls.


Meredith Braskie, PhD, assistant professor of neurology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, has been named director of education for the USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute (INI) effective Aug. 1.


A massive new dataset of RNA sequencing data is now included in the Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI), a database which involves collecting clinical, biological, and imaging data from 1400 individuals over at least 5 years.