2006 McGovern Institute Martinos Imaging Center Symposium

"Imaging the Human Brain in Health and Disease"
A symposium of the Martinos Imaging Center at the McGovern Institute
8:30 am - 5:00 pm, May 30, 2006

Structural and functional brain imaging with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has revolutionized the study of the human mind and brain the same way that the invention of the telescope revolutionized astronomy. The new Martinos Imaging Center at the McGovern Institute is the first center for human brain imaging at MIT, and is designed to serve scientists throughout the Boston-Cambridge area conducting studies on both brain disorders and the functions of the normal brain.

This symposium, entitled "Imaging the Human Brain in Health and Disease," was hosted by the McGovern Institute and the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST). It celebrated the opening of the Center by bringing together some of the country's leading researchers using brain imaging in both basic and clinical research studies. The speakers included Marlene Behrmann (Carnegie Mellon), Randy Buckner (Harvard University), Marcus Raichle (Washington University), Bruce Rosen (Harvard Medical School), Nora Volkow (NIDA), Brian Wandell (Stanford University) and Daniel Weinberger (NIMH/NIH).

The following links will connect you to the webcast. The schedule of events is below.

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Symposium Schedule

May 30, 2006

8:30 am - 9:00 am

Continental Breakfast

9:00 am - 9:20 am

Introductory Remarks

Session I: The Human Brain in Health

9:20 am - 10:05 am

Marcus E. Raichle (Washington University)
"The Brain at Work: An Evolving Perspective"

10:05 am - 10:50 am

Brian Wandell (Stanford University)
"Maps and reading development in visual cortex"

10:50 am - 11:30 am


11:30 am - 12:15 pm

Marlene Behrmann (Carnegie Mellon University)
"About face: Imaging the neural correlates of face processing in pathological populations"

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch Break

Session II: The Human Brain in Disease

1:30 pm - 02:15 pm

Nora Volkow (NIH / NIDA)
"Imaging the addicted brain: From molecules to behavior"

2:15 pm - 03:00 pm

Daniel R. Weinberger (NIH / NIMH)
"Imaging Genetics: An approach to validation of genetic association in brain"

3:00 pm - 03:30 pm


3:30 pm - 04:15 pm

Randy Buckner (Harvard University)
"Images of human memory in health and disease"

4:15 pm - 05:00 pm

Bruce Rosen (Massachusetts General Hospital)
"The future of brain imaging"

5:00 pm - 06:00 pm

Reception and tour of imaging facility

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