Neuroscience Seminar Series: Dante Mantini (Dept. Experimental Psychology, Oxford): "Novel analytical methods to investigate correspondences between brain networks in human and non-human primates"
Monday, 10 February 2014, 4pm to 5pm
Weiskrantz Room (C113)
Novel analytical methods to investigate correspondences between brain networks in human and non-human primates
Primate evolution has been accompanied by complex reorganizations in brain anatomy and function. Little is known, however, about the relationship between anatomical and functional changes induced through primate evolution. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), spatial and temporal between cortical networks in human and non-human primates (NHPs) can be assessed. In this talk, I will introduce novel analytical methods based on fMRI data to investigate these correspondences. The results obtained with these methods confirmed the existence of networks whose topology and function are similar between humans and NHP, but also suggested that functions of structurally preserved networks can diverge over time and that novel networks have emerged during evolution.
Host: Dr Jerome Sallet