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Functional Neuroimaging Symposium

The UCSD Clinical and Translational Research Institute and the UCSD Center for Functional Magnetic Imaging co-hosted a symposium on Functional Neuroimaging on Monday, October 22, 2012. The talks included:

  • New ways of doing fMRI, John Serences, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, UCSD.
  • Methodological hurdles for studying memory with fMRI: the case of the medial temporal lobe, Christine Smith, Ph.D., Department of Psychiatry, UCSD.
  • Can fMRI be used for Mind Reading?, Jesse Rissman, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, UCLA.
  • Resting-state fMRI and the Human Connectome, Tom Liu, Ph.D., Departments of Radiology and Bioengineering, UCSD.
  • This is your brain on drugs: What neuroimaging has shown us about how alcohol and drugs may alter adolescent brain development, Susan Tapert, Ph.D., Department of Psychiatry, UCSD.
  • Looking inside the sleeping brain with fMRI, Sara Mednick, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, UC Riverside
  • fMRI approaches to network connectivity in autism spectrum disorders, Ralph-Axel Mueller, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, San Diego State University
  • Functional brain basis of elite performance, Martin Paulus, M.D., Department of Psychiatry, UCSD

The event was held in the Medical Education and Telemedicine Building on the UCSD campus from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Attendees had the chance to tour the UCSD Center for fMRI at the conclusion of the meeting.

About UC San Diego Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute:

UC San Diego Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute (ACTRI) is part of a national Clinical and Translational Science Award consortium, led by the National Institutes of Health National Center for Advancing Translational Science. Established in 2010, ACTRI provides infrastructure and support for basic, translational and clinical research throughout the San Diego region to bring discoveries from the laboratory to the bedside, and facilitates training and education of the next generation of researchers. ACTRI carries out its activities in collaboration with institutional and corporate partners and currently has more than 1,500 members.