Posted on October 27th, 2011 in News & Events, Webinar Announcement | No Comments »
The next NIF Webinar will be held on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at 11:00 am PDT. Please join Tal Yarkoni as he discusses the NeuroSynth framework.
The following is a description of the webinar:
The explosive growth of the human neuroimaging literature has led to major advances in understanding of human brain function, but has also made aggregation and synthesis of neuroimaging findings increasingly difficult. In this webinar, I will describe a highly automated brain mapping framework called NeuroSynth that uses text mining, meta-analysis and machine learning techniques to generate a large database of mappings between neural and cognitive states. The NeuroSynth framework can be used to automatically conduct large-scale, high-quality neuroimaging meta-analyses, address long-standing inferential problems in the neuroimaging literature (e.g., how to infer cognitive states from distributed activity patterns), and support accurate ‘decoding’ of broad cognitive states from brain activity in both entire studies and individual human subjects. This webinar will focus on (a) the methods used to extract the data, (b) the structure of the resulting (publicly available) datasets, and (c) some major limitations of the current implementation. If time allows, I’ll also provide a walk-through of the associated web interface (http://neurosynth.org) and will provide concrete examples of some potential applications of the framework.
Date and Time: Tuesday,November 1, 2011 • 11:00-12:00 PDT
Topic: Large-scale automated synthesis of functional neuroimaging data using the NeuroSynth framework
Presenter: Tal Yarkoni
Dial-In (toll-free): 866-740-1260
Access Code: 8220739
Mark your calendars! See you there.
The Neuroscience Information Framework (NIF) hosts a semi-regular Tuesday Webinar series on topics focused on collaborating with NIF, getting involved in building the NIF vocabulary, using NIF portal resources, as well as other appropriate NIF topics.
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