Brain Imaging Conference
Lisa C. Lewis
lcl at splinter.coe.northeastern.edu
Tue Sep 8 22:30:38 EST 1992
FUNCTIONAL NEUROIMAGING: Looking at the Mind
An International Symposium sponsored by
the Massachusetts Biomedical Research Corporation
the National Foundation for Brain Research and
the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Radiology
Back Bay Hilton, Boston, MA. Nov. 5 & 6, 1992
Functional neuroimaging is the application of instruments to view the
changes in physiological state which accompany the work of the brain. It is
also a window into a deeper understanding of the interaction of the mind
and the organism which supports it. By assembling together leaders in the
development of that understanding, the symposium, _Functional Neuroimaging:
Looking at the Mind_ will provide a forum for considering whether the
boundaries of physiology and consciousness are impenetrable, or if with the
tools of functional neuroimaging we are approaching a watershed of
___Instrumentation for Functional Neuroimaging___
What limits do the tools available to us impose, both on a technological
level and in terms of our filtered perceptions?
___The Brain in Health and Disease___
Mapping brain disease based on functional abnormalities through
___Human Sensation and Motor Control___
Characterizing the response of the brain to sensation, and tracing the
activity backwards to look at the physiological states which presage our
movements and our speech.
___Imaging of Cognitive Function___
We can now begin to explore the physiological correlates of sophisticated
behaviors, from music and math to the background processes which give
answers seemingly from nowhere. Do we handle the components of a complex
task in serial, or parallel?
The attendance fee of $200 includes all meals, a reception, and a tour of
the MGH-NMR center. Attendance will be strictly limited and handled on a
first come, first served basis.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
For a detailed program of the conference, either check the posting in
news.announce.conferences, send email to lcl at cs.bu.edu, or simply reply to
this posting with "NMR PROGRAM REQUEST" in the subject line. For other
inquiries, please contact:
FUNCTIONAL NEUROIMAGING CONFERENCE or, by e-mail:
MGH Dept. of Radiology mcohen at nmr-r.mgh.harvard.edu
Boston, MA 02114
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- Carl Schurz, January 17, 1872
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