In order to get correct and reproducible results from experiments in cognitive and clinical neuroscience, it is crucial to ensure the quality of several steps, in particular the experimental design, the data preprocessing procedure, the analyses to be performed.
The Multidisciplinary Research Partnership in Neuroscience, part of the Institute for Neuroscience at Ghent University, with the support of the INCF program for Teaching and Training, is organizing an international 5-day training course.
This course will focus on data analysis in cognitive and clinical neuroscience. The participants will be able to design and implement pipelines for effective and reproducible experiments.
There will be two theoretical talks in the morning, describing the state fo the art of specific steps of neuroimaging based reseach, and application-oriented short lectures followed by hands on sessions in the afternoon; some of them parallel for the focus on EEG or fMRI.
The course is open to PhD students and young postdoctoral researchers who use neuroimaging data for their experiments in psychology and clinical neuroscience.
Ideally the candidates are in the stage of having already acquired part of their dataset, or they are about to design their own experiment. Applicants are encouraged to present their dataset in the application (format, subjects, conditions,etc), and to bring a sample of it to the School, where they will have the chance to analyze it under the guidance of the lecturers.
Confirmed speakers for the morning sessions
|William Alexander||(Ghent University, Belgium)|
|Hans Op de Beeck||(KU Leuven, Belgium)|
|Jan Derrfuss||(University of Nottingham, UK)|
|Erno Hermans||(Donders Institute, The Netherlands)|
|Moritz Grosse-Wentrup||(Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Germany)|
|Ruth Krebs||(Ghent University, Belgium)|
|Hans Hallez||(KU Leuven, Belgium)|
|Neuroskeptic||(Discover Magazine, UK)|
|Guido Nolte||(Dept. of Neurophysiology and Pathophysiology, UKE, Hamburg, Germany)|
|Alard Roebroeck||(University of Maastricht, The Netherlands)|
|Gilles Pourtois||(Ghent University, Belgium)|
The general structure will be as follow:
. two seminars in the morning, describing the state of the art of specific steps of neuroimaging based research;
. application-oriented short lectures followed by hands on sessions in the afternoon; some of them parallel for focus on EEG or fMRI.
The program is reversed for Monday.
The seminars will be held in Auditorium 1, ground floor of the main Psychology building (2, Henri Dunantlaan).
The hands on sessions will take place in PC Room 1 (Data Analysis department, across the street) and PC Room 2 (1st floor, main Psychology building). The division will be communicated shortly.
These sessions will be constituted of 45min lectures followed by about 2 hours of practical sessions with exercises based on generic data and feedback and 1 hour Q&A relating to own data when applicable.
Day 1 (April 14th): Experimental Design
|09h00||Welcome, Auditorium 1|
|09h30-12h30||PC Room 1 – Daniele Marinazzo, Data Analysis, UGent“EEG preprocessing and interactions in time and frequency”
PC Room 2 – Roma Siugzdaite, Medisip, UGent“fMRI preprocessing and functional connectivity” SLIDES
|14h00-15h30||Neuroskeptic, Discover magazine, UK
“Ban The Blob – Why Statistical Thresholding Is The Bane of Neuroimaging?” VIDEO, start after 5 minutes & SLIDES
|16h00-17h30||Erno Hermans, Donders Institute, NL
“Design and analysis of functional MRI experiments” VIDEO & SLIDES
Day 2 (April 15th): Localization of activity
|09h00-10h30||Hans Hallez, Medisip, UGent“Activity localization in EEG” VIDEO & SLIDES|
|11h00-12h30||Jan Derrfuss, University of Nottingham, UK“Activity localization in fMRI” VIDEO & SLIDES|
|14h00-18h00||PC Room 1 – Gregor Strobbe and Pieter van Mierlo, Medisip, UGent“EEG source localization” SLIDES
PC Room 2 – Peter Kok, Donders Institute, NL“ fMRI: Roi analyses, localisers, mapping tools “SLIDES
Day 3 (April 16th): Connectivity
|09h00-10h30||Guido Nolte, Hamburg“Artifacts of volume conduction in brain connectivity analysis from EEG and MEG data” VIDEO & SLIDES|
|11h00-12h30||Alard Roebroeck, University of Maastricht, NL“Causal modeling of fMRI: temporal precedence and spatial exploration” VIDEO & SLIDES|
|14h00-18h00||PC Room 1 – Daniele Marinazzo, Data Analysis UGent“Granger causality for fMRI” + “Elements of Graph theory” SLIDES
PC Room 2 – Fabrizio de Vico Fallani, CRICM, UPMC/INSERM Paris“Graphs in EEG functional connectivity” SLIDES & Matlab script
Day 4 (April 17th): Pattern Classification
|09h00-10h30||Hans Op de Beeck, KU Leuven“Multi-voxel pattern analysis in fMRI” VIDEO & SLIDES|
|11h00-12h30||Moritz Grosse Wentrup, Tuebingen, DE“ EEG/MEG classification and brain-computer interfacing “ VIDEO & SLIDES|
|14h00-18h00||PC Room 1 – Ruth Seurinck – Roma Siugzdaite, Data Analysis, UGent“Pattern classification in fMRI” SLIDES
PC Room 2 – Peter-Jan Kindermans, Thibault Verhoeven, Reservoir Lab, UGent“Pattern classification in EEG” SLIDES
Day 5 (April 18th): Emerging techniques
|09h00-10h30||William Alexander, Experimental Psychology, UGent“Model-based fMRI analysis” VIDEO & SLIDES|
|11h00-11h45||Gilles Pourtois, Clinical Psychology, UGent“Micro-state analysis of EEG” VIDEO & SLIDES|
|11h45-12h30||Ruth Krebs, Experimental Psychology, UGent“EEG/fMRI integration” VIDEO & SLIDES|
|14h00-18h00||PC Room 1 – Principles of Dynamic Causal Modeling – Margarita Papadopoulou, DA, Ugent SLIDESGeneral Q&A session: students discuss remaining questions regarding the sessions
and regarding their own data. This session is supervised by the local instructors.
Admittance is free and limited to 30 participants. Participants have to cover their travel and lodging expenses (see lodging).
Applications will be evaluated according to the motivations of the candidates. Availability of a dataset will be considered as an advantage. Timing of the subscription will be used as a secondary criterion if needed.
Registration includes conference fee, lunch and coffee breaks.
We will e-mail the results of the selection by half February 2014.
January 21th, 2014:
The registration is now open only for the waiting list, if you leave your contact information and there is a possiblity you will be added as participant.
Registration is closed.
The training school takes place in ‘The Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences’, Henri Dunantlaan in Ghent.
Grotere kaart weergeven
By public transport
From railway station Gent St-Pieters:
- Tram: take tram 4 and 24, stop at terminal ‘Bernard Spaelaan’ (at the Delhaize store), cross the parking and go to right, than you will find the building.
- Bus: take bus 9 and get off at terminal ‘Beneluxplein’ or bus 14, 15, 65 or 69 and get off at the terminal ‘Ekkergem church’.
We have pre-reserved a limited amount of single and double rooms at ‘Europahotel’
The Europahotel (Gordunakaai 59, Ghent) is at walking distance from ‘The faculty of Psychology and Educational sciences’.
Prices are breakfast inclusive:
* single room: 77,5 euro/night
* double room: 47,5 euro/person/night if you share a room.
These hotels are located in the city centre:
- NH Gent Belfort
The NH Gent Belfort, Hoogpoort 63, Ghent.
- Hotel Gravensteen
The Hotel Gravensteen, Jan Breydelstraat 35, Ghent.
- Ibis Ghent Cathedral
The Ibis Ghent Cathedral, Limburgstraat 2, Ghent.
- Ibis Ghent Opera
The Ibis Ghent Opera, Nederkouter 24-26, Ghent.
- Hostel Uppelink
The Hostel Uppelink, Sint-Michielsplein 21, Ghent.
- Hostel HI De Draecke
The Hostel HI De Draecke, Sint-Widostraat 11, Ghent.