Neuroscience Training Course

This course is designed for the basic science collaborators part of the CCB. These include faculty, postdocs, graduate and undergraduate students in mathematics, computer science, statistics, biology and computational sciences. All speakers will lead discussions on the challenging problems in contemporary neuroimaging, rather then lecture on various topics. Interactive demonstrations, questions and ideas from the participants will be welcome. A set of handouts will be distributed that will serve as a reference manual containing definitions, terms, URL links and libraries of tools that are commonly used in the field of neuroimaging and brain mapping.


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3:00 pm – 3:25 pm
Interactive Brain Anatomy – George Bartzokis

  1. Brain Labels
  2. Brain Ontologies
  3. Cortical Surfaces and Sub-Cortical Models (geometry vs. intensity)
  4. Brain variation (normal, age, gender, disease)
  5. Brain Evolution, Normal Development, Normal Aging, Disease States, Intensity and Contrast Problems
3:25 pm – 3:50 pm
Cryo Imaging, Cytoarchitectonics and Cortical Anatomy – Jacopo Annese & Daniel Sforza (LONI)

  1. Brain Function – Brain Structure Interrelations
  2. Cytoarchitectonic Fields, Cortical parcellation and Segmentation
  3. Cryotomographic image processing, segmentation and registration
  4. Q/A
3:50 pm – 4:00 pm
4:00 pm – 4:25 pm
Scientific Visualization and Computational Tool Development – David Shattuck & Ivo Dinov (LONI)

  1. Stereotaxic Java Viewers – LONI_Viz and SHIVA
  2. SW development cycle (coding guidelines, revisions, documentation, support, validation, distribution)
  3. Q/A
4:25 pm – 4:50 pm
LONI Pipeline and Graphical Data Processing – Michael Pan (LONI)

  1. Neuroscience processing networks
  2. Developing interface wrappers to computational tools/libraries
  3. Pipeline movie
  4. Q/A
4:50 pm – 5:00 pm
Conclusions – Open discussions