Combining Behavior with Brain Imaging

Date: Friday 27 May 2016
Time: 10:30 AM- 12:30 PM
Location: Field Suite

Organizer: Craig Weiss (Northwestern University, Chicago)

Abstract: Recent advances in behavioral control and measurement, as well as new techniques of imaging, allow studies in both humans and animals that combine brain imaging as behavior occurs in the conscious, behaving subject.  This symposium will highlight such approaches, where imaging is done from the cellular and subcellular level using in vivo 2-photon laser scan microscopy up to and including imaging of brain regions and subregions using BOLD MRI imaging in both humans and animals. This symposium will illustrate the potential power of the new approaches that allow measurement of behavior combined with neuronal imaging in conscious, behaving animals and humans.


10:30 - 10:50 AM Simultaneous fMRI and Eyeblink Conditioning in the Awake Rabbit

Craig Weiss, Daniele Procissi, John Disterhoft

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, United States of America

10:50 - 11:10 AM Combining Spatial Navigation in Virtual Reality with Sub-cellular resolution Imaging of Neuronal Activity in Mice

Mark Sheffield, Dan Dombeck

Northwestern University, United States of America

11:10 - 11:30 AM Assessing implicit and explicit memory in humans during functional brain imaging

Fred J Helmstetter

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, United States of America

11:30 - 11:50 AM Demixing cellular signals in densely-packed neuronal populations

Andrea Giovannucci1,2, Aleksandra Badura2, Ben Deverett2,3, Eftychios Pnevmatikakis1, Liam Paninski4, Samuel S.-H. Wang2

1Simons Foundation, NYC, NY, United States of America; 2Princeton Neuroscience Institute and Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ,; 3Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ, USA; 4Department of Statistics. Columbia University, New York, NY, USA

 11:50 AM - 12:30 PM Extra questions and discussion