Tristan Nakagawa: “Computational modeling of large-scale resting-state activity in fMRI and MEG”

April 17, 2015  Friday Lunch Seminar
12:15 〜 13:00

CiNet 1F Conference Room

“Computational modeling of large-scale resting-state activity in fMRI and MEG”

Tristan Nakagawa

Researcher, IFReC


Ongoing spontaneous brain activity patterns raise ever-growing interest
in the neuroscience community. Complex spatiotemporal patterns that
emerge from a structural core and interactions of functional dynamics
have been found to be far from arbitrary in empirical studies. They are
thought to compose the network structure underlying human cognitive ar-
chitecture. We use a biophysically realistic computer model to study key
factors in producing complex spatiotemporal activation patterns. We present
modeling approaches to study decreased physiological signal complexity
in aging and demonstrate that delays shape functional connectivity in an
oscillatory spiking-neuron network model for MEG resting-state data.

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