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     Department of Psychology Colloquium, April 25

    Sean Deoni, PhD., Brown University, College of Engineering

    ABSTRACT: Infancy and early childhood coincide with one of the most dynamic periods of brain development, plasticity, and learning. A key developmental process throughout this period is myelination, the establishment of the myelinated white matter, which facilitates rapid communication across the brain's eloquent networks and systems. Abnormalities in white matter development, leading to altered brain connectivity, are hypothesised to play an important role in many developmental, behavioral and neuropsychiatric disorders, such as autism, ADHD, and others. Unfortunately, little is known about the patterns of brain growth and white matter myelination throughout early childhood; how these patterns relate to functional maturation; or how they may be involved in various disorders. In this talk, we will describe an MR imaging method for specifically investigating myelination, and detail results from an ongoing longitudinal study of early brain development in healthy, typically developing infants and toddlers. Specifically, we will demonstrate the normative patterns of white matter myelination, detail associations between myelination and functional connectivity (derived using resting-state fMRI), as well as correlations between myelination and behavioral and cognitive maturation.

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     GE 7T Lecture Series, March 6, 2014

    Michael Zeineh, MD., PhD., Stanford University Medical Center

    • Title: IIBI Bench to Bedside: Ultra-High Resolution Imaging of the Hippocampus at 7T
    • Time: Thursday, March 6, 12:00-1:00pm
    • Where: Braley Auditorium, 01136 PFP
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    Previous Events

    ICTS 7T MRI Symposium, September 12, 2013

    Keynote Speaker: Kamil Ugurbil, Ph.D. - University of Minnesota, Center for Magnetic Resonance Research
    Symposium Information  

    Symposium Schedule

    • CTS Novel Phenotyping Core, presented by Dr. Stanford and Dr. Andreasen, 8:15-8:30
    • Structural Brain Imaging, presented by Dr. Nopoulos, 8:30-9:00
    • Functional Brain Imaging, presented by Dr. Spencer, 9:00-9:30
    • Musculoskeletal imaging, presented by Dr. Pedersen, 9:30-10:00
    • Iowa 7T Scanner and Capabilities, presented by Dr. Magnotta, 10:00-10:30
    • Coffee Break, 10:30-11:00
    • High Field Imaging: Expanded Opportunities, presented by Dr. Ugurbil, 11:00-12:00
    • Panel Discussion, moderated by Dr. Ugurbil and Speakers, 12:00-1:00

    CMRR Ultra-High Field MR Workshop hosted by the University of Minnesota,October 11 - 13, 2013

    Workshop information 

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