“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

02/13/2020

The key to a better understanding of schizophrenia may exist in a genetic disorder so rare that researchers haven’t been able to conduct an adequate study — until now.

02/02/2020

In a new study led by Dr. Arthur W. Toga, director of the INI, researchers analyzed MRI scans from more than 11,000 people and found that the brains of those who smoke or drink frequently tend to age faster.

01/20/2020

Alzheimer’s is one of the most common diseases affecting older generations in America.In fact, a person is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease every 65 seconds. Larry King sits down with a panel of experts to explore the research being done and preventative measures to stop early onset.

01/10/2020

Researchers at the USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute are working on safer ways to scan the brains of stroke patients in assessing damage.