“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.

About LONI

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

Latest News


The first of its kind, GAAIN is a federated network connecting independently operated Alzheimer’s disease and dementia-related data repositories from around the world.


Artificial intelligence amplifies core research strengths at the Keck School of Medicine of USC


This year's TAG awards total $300,000 and will fund three projects in life sciences and physical sciences across a diverse range of fields at USC.


A USC-led team of researchers releases expanded data set of brain scans from stroke patients with more than four times the data in the hopes of speeding up large-scale stroke recovery research.