The Human Neuroimaging Laboratory (HNL) is part of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, located in Roanoke, Virginia. Research projects cover a wide variety of fields, including neuroscience, psychology, political science and economics. Particular areas of interest are hyperscanning (a means of exploring the brain activity that underlies human social interactions), social neuroscience, neural circuitry of valuation and decision-making, and disruptions of such processes associated with developmental and psychiatric illness.
The Human Neuroimaging Laboratory serves as the primary imaging facility of the VTCRI. This is a newly formed public/private partnership between Virginia Tech and the Carilion Hospital System. As part of this new initiative, the Human Neuroimaging Laboratory is in the process of installing 3 research-dedicated Siemens Trio MR scanners.