Posted on May 30th, 2012 in General information, Inside NIF, News & Events, Webinar Announcement | No Comments »
Please mark your calendars.
The next NIF Webinar will be held on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 11:00 am PDT. Please join Drs. Niels van Strien and Natalie Cappaert as they discuss Charting the brain’s connections: An interactive connectome of the rat hippocampal formation, parahippocampal region and retrosplenial cortex.
The following is a description of the Webinar:
Connectomes of the brain represent a comprehensive description of the network elements and connections that form the brain. In this webinar, we will present the most recent update of an interactive connectome that now comprises the rat hippocampal formation, parahippocampal region and retrosplenial cortex. It is based on all available peer reviewed anatomical tract-tracing studies of these regions and likely is the most detailed representation of anatomical connectivity within and between these regions to date. After concisely explaining the anatomy of the hippocampal formation, parahippocampal region and retrosplenial cortex, and how these areas are represented in this connectome, we will address the challenges of anatomical connectomes that remain to be resolved. The talk will finish with an example of a testable hypothesis that can be generated when analyzing this freely available connectome, thereby exemplifying its usefulness. The hippocampal – parahippocampal connectome can be downloaded for free from http://www.temporal-lobe.com/ and provides online resources such as a reference search and an elaborate pubmed query.
Date and Time: Tuesday, June 5, 2012 • 11:00-12:00 PDT
Topic: Charting the brain’s connections: An interactive connectome of the rat hippocampal formation, parahippocampal region and retrosplenial cortex.
Presenters: Drs. Niels van Strien and Natalie Cappaert
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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