Experiment Participation

Welcome to the Scully Center facilities participation page. Here, you can find useful information to prepare you for participation in an experiment conducted at the Scully Center of the Princeton Neuroscience Institute. If you are interested in signing up for an experiment, you can do so using the buttons below:

If you are already signed up for an experiment, please go over the information below for your specific type of experiment. This information can prepare you for your upcoming experiment and inform you of any actions required before your session.


MRI (or magnetic resonance imaging) experiments are conducted at the MRI Suite located in room C34. Most experiments use functional MRI (fMRI) to generate images of cerebral blood oxygenation correlating to the neural activity in the brain. You may read more about the technique on Wikipedia.


EEG (or electroencephalography) experiments are conducted at the EEG Lab located in room C27A. These experiments use electrodes placed on the scalp to collect electrical signals generated by neuronal firing. You may read more about EEG on Wikipedia.


TMS (or transcranial magnetic stimulation) experiments are conducted at the TMS Lab located in room C26A. These experiments use powerful magnetic coils placed upon the scalp to non-evasively disrupt neuronal firing patterns. You may read more about TMS on Wikipedia.

Virtual Reality

VR (or virtual reality) experiments are conducted at the VR Lab located in room C25. VR uses head mounted displays and IR cameras to immerse the participant in a virtual environment. You may read more about VR on Wikipedia.

Eye Tracking

Eye Tracking experiments are conducted at the Eye Tracking Lab located in room C21. These experiments use a camera and infrared light to record the participant’s eyes, calculating pupil size and direction of gaze. You may read more about eye tracking on Wikipedia.

MRI Simulator

The MRI Simulator is located in room C23. It is used to simulate the noises and environment of our MRI scanners to acclimate participants.