Functional MRI Speaker Series

Most years our laboratory provides opportunities for our users and researchers to learn about advances in fields related to Functional MRI.

No RSVP is required. To be added to the Speaker Series email group and receive notifications about the speaker series talks, please contact the Administrator.

Academic Year 2018-2019 Speaker Series

October 9, 2018

Dr. Caterina Gratton, Northwestern University

Topic: States and Stability in Human Brain Networks

Humans can easily and flexibly accomplish a wide variety of tasks, with different perceptual and cognitive demands, depending on their goals. This ability appears to depend on the coordinated interactions between brain regions that are organized into large-scale networks. In my research, I am interested in characterizing how human brain networks are organized, how they contribute to the myriad goal-directed behaviors that are essential to our daily lives, and how these processes break down. In my talk, I will present an overview of my research, highlighting three recent projects centered on understanding brain network organization and how it changes over different timescales. The first section will use dense measurements of brain networks from 10 individual subjects to examine how networks vary across individuals, days, and task states. In the second part of the talk, I will discuss how brain networks are affected by progressive neurodegeneration in Parkinson’s Disease. Finally, I will describe findings from a recent initiative into characterizing trait-like variation in brain networks. Jointly, these projects add to our understanding of brain organization and function, and how this organization contributes to complex behaviors.

March 12, 2019

Dr. Jessica Cohen, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Topic: TBD

April 2, 2019

Dr. Thomas Liu, University of California San Diego

Topic: TBD

April 9, 2019

Dr. Morgan Barense, University of Toronto

Topic: TBD