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Neuroscience Alliance – OHBM East Atlantic Chapter

9 mai 2023 - 11 mai 2023

Venue: Centre Broca Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Join leading neuroscientists and clinicians during Neural’s, intensive 3-day open laboratory. The conference will be held in a « BrainHack » networking style that will allow participants to bring their datasets, their scientific questions and their projects and meet with others to find solutions.  

Aim of the event
Neuroscience Alliance is a nonprofit organisation that works like a Brainhack and aims to promote interaction between scientists, developers, and artists interested in the brain. Questions may evolve around the study of brain anatomy and function using non-invasive imaging methods (e.g., MRI, EEG, MEG) and intraoperative brain mapping methods, or post-mortem dissection of the evolution of nervous systems across species, variability of brain characteristics in healthy participants, the insurgency of brain pathologies, and there is no limit to artistic reflections in any form.
Participants can bring their dataset, discuss a project, and recruit a team of collaborators on-site. Access to large, free online databases of MRI images will also be available throughout the three days to test new creative ideas.
The workshop, which incorporates all levels of expertise, is also an opportunity to learn methods, develop skills and collaborate with other participants.


20:00 – Informal get-together (optional)

09/05 Anatomy
09:00 – 09:30 Welcome intro (Michel Thiebaut de Schotten, Bordeaux)
09:30 – 10:00 Anatomical update: A novel occipitotemporal pathway supports early encoding of visuospatial attention? (Ahmad Beyh, UK)
10:00 – 11:00 Project pitches
– The stroke outcome prediction cup (100 strokes lesion, T1w, and behavior will be made available on-site for outcome prediction, success will be assessed with  an out-of-sample dataset of n = 50 from the same cohort) (Anna Matsulevits)
– Neuroimaging of a unique genetical cohort from South Africa  (Aline Ferreira Correia)
– A 3D fractal(-ish) dataset for machine learning data augmentation (Chris Foulon)
– Project the MEG signal onto the white matter (Stephanie Forkel) 
– Exploring the White Matter Circuits Associated with Patterns of Pathology in Alzheimer’s Disease (Elinor Thompson)
… And many more upon request

11:00 – 12:30 Teamwork and hacking
12:30 – Lunch trays provided
12:30 – 18:00 Free hacking 

10/05 Cognition
09:00 – 09:30 Update on cognition: The fabric of cognition (Valentina Pacella, Italy)
09:30 – 10:00 Update on cognition: Neural bases of creativity (Marcella Ovando-Tellez, France)
10:00 – 12:30 Free hacking 
12:30 – 13:30 Project update Need help? Last call!
13:30 – Lunch trays provided
13:30 – 16:00 Free hacking
16:00 -18:00 screening of « my love affair with the brain » followed by a debate on brain plasticity.
Optional hacking / free evening

11/05 Clinical disorders
Clinical update: Tracking the landscape of neuropsychology and neuroscience in southern Africa (Sabah Besharati, SA)
Clinical Update: Neuroimaging in Huntington Disease-Like 2: current knowledge and future directions (Aline Ferreira Correia, SA)

10:00 – 13:30 Open hacking session
13:30 – 14:30 Lunch trays provided
14:30 – 17:00 Last line of hacking!
17:00 – 18:00 Report on projects


Michel Thiebaut de Schotten


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Début :
9 mai 2023
Fin :
11 mai 2023
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