Events

Sep 11, 2014 to Sep 13, 2014
(All day)
The Kresge Auditorium Building W16 48 Mass. Ave. (Rear) Cambridge, MA 02139

The Fourth Biennial Conference on Resting State / Brain Connectivity will bring together key researchers working on technical advances and methodological issues in imaging the brain’s functional connectome. In addition to the major topics of earlier years, the conference will include sessions on multi-modal imaging approaches to measure brain structure as well as brain function and include human imaging methods and animal models. Approximately one third of the conference will be dedicated to applications of brain connectivity methods and models in neurological and psychiatric disease. There will also be a special session dedicated to emerging technologies.

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Sep 29, 2014 to Oct 03, 2014
(All day)
Building 149, Charlestown Navy Yard, Charlestown, Mass.

Students in this course will receive a firm grounding in the fundamentals of fMRI. This will include the basic physics of MR imaging, the biology and biophysics of the hemodynamic responses to neural activity, data analysis (including both exploratory and statistical analyses), stimulus presentation and response recording in the context of high magnetic fields and electromagnetic pulses, and the design of perceptual and cognitive experiments. Some advanced topics (especially related to issues of connectivity) have been added.

A special emphasis of the course will be the design, implementation, and execution of perceptual and/or cognitive experiments by the participants. Participants will break into small groups to design their own fMRI experiments. Barring unforeseen problems, some of these experiments will be executed, and the resulting data analyzed, on the final day of the course. The core faculty is drawn from the staff of the Athinoula A. Martinos Center (of the Massachusetts General Hospital and Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and affiliated faculty from Harvard University, Boston University, McLean Hospital and other institutions.

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Oct 27, 2014 to Oct 28, 2014
(All day)

 

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