Matti Hämäläinen and the Music of MEG

Every Christmas back home in Finland, the Martinos Center’s Matti Hämäläinen gathers with friends for an evening of performing chamber music. He plays both flute and piano on these occasions; in more recent years he has explored the repertoire for “piano four hands” with his former classmate Laur...

5 Things You Didn’t Know About David Cohen and MEG

Last week the MGH Martinos Center dedicated its advanced magnetoencephalography (MEG) facility as the David Cohen MEG Laboratory. Cohen—the inventor of MEG, a leader in the field of biomagnetism for more than 50 years, and a Martinos Center faculty member who was instrumental in building and deve...

MEG Method May Hold the Secret to Baldness

A variety of factors can stop hair from forming and growing properly, leading to hair diseases and baldness. A new method developed recently by investigators at the MGH Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging examines the activity of hair follicles and could be useful for testing the effects of di...

The MEG Celebration Photo Gallery

On Friday, Nov. 30, the Martinos Center celebrated two landmark events for its MEG program: MEG Core director Matti Hämäläinen's promotion to full professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School and the renaming of the Center's MEG facility in honor of David Cohen, the Martinos faculty member an...

Seppo Ahlfors

Dr. Ahlfor's research focuses on non-invasive neuroimaging --- in particular, the analysis and interpretation of magnetoencephalography (MEG) signals. He has developed methodologies for multimodal integration of MEG, electroencephalography (EEG) and structural and functional magnetic resonance im...

Matti Hämäläinen

Matti Hämäläinen is a Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School and Director of the David Cohen Magnetoencephalography (MEG) Laboratory at the Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital. He is one of the pioneers in the application of MEG in conjunction with other non-invasive...

Magnetoencephalography & Electroencephalography

The MEG/EEG facility is equipped with a dc-SQUID Neuromag Vectorview MEG system that allows noninvasive spatiotemporal mapping of human brain activity. The Neuromag system has 306 MEG channels (2 planar gradiometers and a magnetometer at each of 102 sites in a helmet-shaped array) and 128 EEG cha...

Sheraz Khan

Dr. Sheraz Khan is an Instructor (Research Faculty) at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He has developed novel signal processing methods for understanding neural underpinnings of autism. His publications, including Khan ...

Valentina Gumenyuk

Dr. Gumenyuk received her PhD in Experimental Psychology at CBRU, University of Helsinki, Finland in 2005. In 2006, she started her clinical training in neurology and sleep medicine at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit (Mich.). From 2014 to 2018 (February) she was co-director of the MEG laboratory at ...

Matti Hämäläinen Named Full Professor

Congratulations to Matti Hämäläinen, PhD, who was promoted to Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School, effective September 1, 2017. Dr. Hämäläinen is Director of the Magnetoencephalography (MEG) Core at the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at MGH. He is one of the pio...

Steven Stufflebeam

Steven Stufflebeam, MD, translates basic science and advanced imaging technology into everyday clinical practice. His laboratory aims to improve the health care for patients with epilepsy, schizophrenia, brain tumors and hearing impairments. His training is in biomedical engineering, mathematics ...

Imaging Services

The backbone of the Martinos Center is the Martinos Technology Core, comprising Imaging and Computational Core resources. The Imaging Cores include the MRI, MEG and Optical Imaging Cores, with an extensive and expanding inventory of state-of-the-art imaging facilities and equipment, including rel...

The Year in Review: 2019

The MGH Martinos Center closed out the decade with yet another stellar year. In 2019, Center investigators reported advances in a range of areas – from technology development to basic science research and a host of clinical applications  – and generally showed surprising / not-in-the-least-bit-su...

Jyrki Ahveninen

Dr. Ahveninen's mission is to apply novel and improved techniques to achieve more accurate estimates of human brain function than previously achieved. His work focuses on neuroimaging of human auditory system, auditory working memory and higher-order auditory cognition using techniques including ...

Publications Updates

May 11, 2020 The presubiculum links incipient amyloid and tau pathology to memory function in older persons Jacobs HIL, Augustinack JC, Schultz AP, Hanseeuw BJ, Locascio J, Amariglio RE, Papp KV, Rentz DM, Sperling RA, Johnson KA. Neurology. 2020 May 5;94(18):e1916-e1928. doi: 10.1212/WNL.00...

Noam Peled

I have a broad background in neuroimaging, with specific training and expertise in analyzing and visualization of multi-modality neuroimaging datasets. I received my Ph.D. degree in machine learning and games theory from Bar-Ilan University in 2014, and in 2015 I started my position as a research...

Nouchine Hadjikhani

Nouchine Hadjikhani, MD, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School, where she directs the Neurolimbic Research Laboratory. She is also an Assistant in Neurosciences at the Massachusetts General Hospital and a visiting professor at GNC, Gothenburg University, Sweden. Sh...

Maria Mody

Maria Mody, PhD, is a cognitive neuroscientist specializing in neuroimaging of communication abilities in children and adults, with a focus on autism and dyslexia.The goal of her research is to identify core behaviors in developmental disorders of speech and language and the underlying neural mec...