• "In my research with 7 to 10 year old children I have found that use of a simulator before the actual scan has been critical to the success of most runs. The simulator provides a chance for children (as well as adults) to practice the activation task in a compellingly realistic scan environment. It allows them to ask questions and most importantly provides an opportunity to train children to hold still. I find that it's a great advantage to be able to use the simulator to present the exact task conditions that the child will encounter in the actual fMRI run."

    Bruce McCandliss, PhD
    The Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology