To advance the field of brain imaging, the HCP was given the unusual NIH mandate to devote its first two years to rethinking data acquisition and analysis methods prior to collecting its core dataset. The HCP course provides an excellent opportunity for brain imagers to profit from this experience by interacting with key HCP investigators in an accessible and approachable setting. Among the speakers are David Van Essen (HCP¹s PI), Steve Smith (FSL), Tom Nichols (brain imaging statistician), Dan Marcus (XNAT and ConnectomeDB), Robert Oostenveld (FieldTrip), and many others.
We¹ve designed the HCP Course both for folks with considerable brain imaging experience and for those who are just starting out. Attendees will learn how to take advantage of HCP-related advances in data acquisition, preprocessing, and analysis methods, enhancing their prospects in an increasingly competitive neuroimaging field. Highlighted topics include: *How to acquire high quality MRI data for use with the HCP¹s cutting-edge analysis tools. *How to better answer the question ³Where am I in the brain?² by using the HCP¹s new standard space and analysis approachCIFTI grayordinatesthat substantially improves spatial localization across subjects and studies. *How to avoid the erosion of neuroanatomical fidelity caused by conventional brain imaging analysis methods, instead accurately aligning cortical areas across subjects and studies and minimizing blurring. *The first public unveiling of the HCP¹s group average multi-modal cortical parcellation together with methods for automatically defining these parcels in individual subjectseven those with atypical cortical organization. *How to perform novel analyses by integrating very high temporal resolution electrophysiological data (MEG) together with high spatial resolution MRI in a common analysis framework built around parcellation. Note that space is limitedand who doesn¹t want an excuse join us in Hawaii for an extra week before OHBM? (June 8-12) See the HCP course website for more details and let us know if you have any questions (hcpcou...@humanconnectome.org): http://humanconnectome.org/course-registration/2015/exploring-the-human-con nectome.php Hope to see you in Honolulu, Matt Glasser. _______________________________________________ caret-users mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://brainvis.wustl.edu/mailman/listinfo/caret-users