Neuroscience Alliance – an OHBM chapter: 9th to 11th May 2023

Location: Centre Broca Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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.

You can also test your skills during the event, compete for the stroke outcome prediction cup, and win a real cup!



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 Matsulevitz, France)
– Neuroimaging of a unique genetical cohort from South Africa  (Aline Ferreira Correia, South Africa)
– A 3D fractal(-ish) dataset for machine learning data augmentation (Chris Foulon, UK)
… 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, South Africa)
Clinical Update: Neuroimaging in Huntington Disease-Like 2: current knowledge and future directions (Aline Ferreira Correia, South Africa)

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/Wrap-up
18:00 – ? ??      Farewell aperitif




Publication: 15/03/23
Mise à jour: 15/03/23