Lecture "Resting-state Brain Activity Observed with Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging"
The lecture was presented by Prof. Nicola Canessa from Istituto niversitario di Studi Superiori di Pavia, Pavia, Italy
Prof. Nicola Canessa from Istituto niversitario di Studi Superiori di Pavia, Pavia, Italy gave a lecture on “Resting-state brain activity observed with functional magnetic resonance imaging” on Thursday, November 12.
Lecture abstract: The investigation of resting-state brain activity in healthy and pathological conditions represents a growing sub-sector of cognitive and clinical neuroscience, providing a novel approach for understanding brain organization at the systems level. The spontaneous and temporally coherent fluctuations of activity observed at rest within specific sensory, motor and “cognitive” networks seem to provide cues into the intrinsic functional architecture of the human brain, which can be characterized in terms of different metrics highlighted by popular software packages. The aim of this talk was to review some crucial steps and choices in a typical analysis of resting-state brain activity collected with functional magnetic resonance imaging.