About the Centre



Birmingham University Imaging Centre (BUIC) is an inter-disciplinary research centre dedicated to the study of the human brain, and is a collaboration between the Schools of Psychology, Medicine and Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences. Research at BUIC converges around the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), with a strong focus on combining MRI with other techniques such as electroencephalography (EEG) and transcranial magnetic and direct current stimulation (TMS/TDCS).


Our diverse interests range from studying the basic science of sensory processing, to motor control, memory, eating behaviours, sleep and development across the lifespan. We also have strong links with the local Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Barberry National Centre for Mental Health, facilitating clinical research into neuropsychiatric and neurological disorders such as schizophrenia, psychosis, epilepsy, traumatic brain injury, dementia and sleep disorders.

Open Day

BUIC opened its doors to the public on Saturday 22nd March as part of the Café Neuro event within the Flatpack Film Festival. Members of the public came to see our facilities and find out what can be done with brain imaging. Thanks to the organisers and volunteers of the Flatpack Film Festival, and Aimee Goldstone, Jo Hale and Maliheh Taheri for making the day a success.