Members of the Laboratory for Computational Neuroimaging (LCN) at the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging are exploring new ways to conduct basic, clinical, and cognitive neuroscience research through the use of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging technologies.
Our lab is building tools for the optimization and analysis of neuroimaging data, encompassing structural, functional, and diffusion MRI. Substantial resources are spent on extensive manual labeling of fiber pathways and sub-cortical structures in human brain anatomy for a variety of age ranges, which serves as a foundation for constructing automatic labeling, registration, and segmentation tools. Other efforts are focused on the development of MR scanner pulse sequences and image reconstruction methods which enhance image tissue contrast, reduce motion artifacts, and improve the reliability of scans within and across individuals. All of our lab research projects culminate in the development and support of the open source FreeSurfer brain mapping software package.
November 26th, 2012: LCN collaborator Gaëlle Desbordes has been in the news recently as a result of a recent publication examining the longitudinal effects of meditation on amygdala responses using fMRI. Click here read the journal article. News coverage: Boston Globe, Huffington Post, Harvard Gazette, Epoch Times,
November 5th, 2012: A manuscript describing the new Longitudinal Linear Mixed Effects modeling MATLAB tools was recently accepted for publication in NeuroImage. Click here for more information on the Longitudinal LME MATLAB tools.
October 25th, 2012: LCN collaborator, Jon Polimeni, is currently seeking volunteers for an MRI research study. Click here for more information.
October 24th, 2012: LCN is currently seeking a full-time Research Assistant. Click here for more information.
October 1st, 2012: The LCN would like to welcome our newest lab members - Ender (research fellow), Maritza (research technician), and Zeke (software engineer).
July 3rd, 2012: LCN members Allison, Andre, Eugenio, Lilla, and Nick had a great time at the FreeSurfer Tutorial and Workshop in Amsterdam. Many thanks to the VU University Medical Center for hosting and organizing the course!
May 21st, 2012: LCN members Lilla, Louis, and Nick would like to thank the FSL group and the University of Auckland representatives for organizing the FSL/FreeSurfer course in Auckland. It was a great experience!
April 16th, 2012: LCN MRI research study seeking volunteers. Click here for more information.
March 5th, 2012: LCN member Doug Greve has been awarded a subcontract to study pediatric sleep apnea by Robert Thomas at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. The study is entitled "Neuroanatomical and functional outcomes in pediatric obstructive sleep apnea."
February 29th, 2012: Registration is open for the FreeSurfer Tutorial and Workshop to be held at the Dept. of Radiology, VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam, Netherlands (June 27-29, 2012). Click here for registration.
February 20th, 2012: Registration is open for the FSL and FreeSurfer course to be held at the University of Auckland in Auckland, New Zealand (May 14-18, 2012). Click here for registration.
February 13th, 2012: The LCN will be hosting a FreeSurfer Tutorial and Workshop at the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging in Charlestown, Massachusetts. You can view the tentative course schedule here. Registration is now closed but you can still sign-up for the wait-list or sign-up for the course mailing list to hear about future course offerings.
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