[Comp-neuro] MICCAI workshop on “Modelling brain networks in functional and structural MRI data".

Mark Woolrich woolrich at fmrib.ox.ac.uk
Fri Jul 3 10:36:34 CEST 2009

Dear Colleagues,

Please see below the MICCAI workshop on brain networks in  
neuroimaging. Go to http://www.miccai2009.org
to register before 1st August, 2009.

Workshop on “Modelling brain networks in functional and structural MRI  
MICCAI 2009, London, UK (http://www.miccai2009.org)
9:00-12:30, Thursday 24th September
The field of neuroimaging faces key challenges in the coming years.  
While techniques are readily available to map regions of the brain  
whose activity increases during specific tasks, there are fundamental  
questions that are not addressed by standard methodology, despite  
relevant information being present in the neuroimaging data. In  
particular, the understanding of interactions between brain regions,  
and how these relate to underlying connectional anatomy is of central  
importance for a mechanistic understanding of function.

This workshop aims to bring together cutting edge developments in  
characterizing brain dynamics and connectivity. These include the use  
of biophysical models to capture the dynamic interactions between  
evoked neuronal populations (e.g. Dynamic Causal Modelling), and our  
current understanding of spontaneous oscillations of neural activity  
in FMRI and MEG data. Furthermore, we consider the complementary use  
structural information (e.g. via diffusion MR tractography) as the  
anatomical basis of functional interactions.

The workshop will consist of purely invited speakers, including:

Klaas Stephan, University of Zurich. “Dynamic causal modeling of  
neuronal networks.”

Will Penny, University College, London. “Weakly Coupled Oscillator  

Marcus Kaiser, Newcastle University. “Structural networks and the link  
to network dynamics.”

Rolf Kötter, Radboud University. "Large-scale models of the 'resting  
state' of the brain."

Andreas Kleinschmidt, Neurospin Center, Paris. “Assessing spontaneous  
brain activity by EEG and sensory probes.”

Dr Mark Woolrich
EPSRC Advanced Research Fellow University Research Lecturer

Oxford University Centre for Functional MRI of the Brain (FMRIB),
John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford OX3 9DU, UK.

Tel: (+44)1865-222782 Homepage: http://www.fmrib.ox.ac.uk/~woolrich

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