[Comp-neuro] Data Analysis Competition at Biomag2012

Ole Jensen ole.jensen at donders.ru.nl
Tue Jan 10 11:28:02 CET 2012

Dear colleagues,

We are happy to announce the 'Biomag2012 analysis competition'. Please 
consider participating or encourage students, postdocs and colleagues to 
take part.  See below for details.

Best regards,

Ole Jensen and Ali Bahramisharif


*Biomag2012 analysis competition - distributed representations
*The decoding of mental states and neuronal representations from brain 
imaging data is a research field in rapid development (Spiers HJ, 
Maguire EA. Decoding human brain activity during real-world experiences. 
Trends Cogn Sci. 2007 ; Haynes JD, Rees G. Decoding mental states from 
brain activity in humans. Nat Rev Neurosci. 2006). These decoding 
approaches have a great potential in MEG research where data are 
recorded from hundreds of sensors with a millisecond time resolution. In 
particular cognitive neuroscience could benefit from further development 
of decoding approaches in order to identify representational specific 
brain activity._

_The aims of the competition is to:

  * Promote the development and application of new multivariate analysis
    techniques for decoding of brain activity
  * Make the audience aware of novel approaches
  * Elucidate the pros and cons of different the techniques
      o Which assumptions are behind a given approach?
      o What are the limitations?
  * Attract signal-processing experts from outside the MEG field
  * Encourage a discussion on the cognitive insight which the techniques
    can bring about

The deadline for submitting results is Aug 17, 2012

Link for details, data etc: 

Ole Jensen

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