ARTS AND SCIENCES
Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Brain Imaging
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The Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Brain Imaging (CCBBI) in the College of Arts and Sciences is a new state-of-the art interdisciplinary research facility dedicated to pursuing structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) studies.


It aims to contribute to the development of future brain imaging modalities and to create and disseminate knowledge about brain, mind, and imaging research.


The study of brain functioning and behavior (cognitive neuroscience), is one of the fastest growing fields in psychology and the social and biological sciences more generally. A major contributor to this growth is the development of innovative functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) technology.


With a Siemens 3T Prisma system and ancillary equipment to support research spanning the cognitive and behavioral sciences, CCBBI is dedicated to the study of brain mechanisms underlying individuals’ cognitive capacity and subjective well-being, as well as dysfunctions of these brain mechanisms in normal aging and mental disorders.


CCBBI is open to all scholars exploring the relationship between the human brain and behavior. To arrange a tour of the center and the fMRI facilities, contact Stephanie Fowler, fowler.40@osu.edu or (614) 292-4679.



MRI Users Meetings & Workshops

Users Meetings are held on the 2nd Friday of the month in PS 35 at 1pm.
Users Meetings typically offer a seminar from an inside or outside speaker, followed by CCBBI business, and is open to all.

 

Users Workshops are held on the 4th Friday of the month in a PS conference room at 1pm.
Users Workshops are an informal gathering for users who are interested in getting to know each other and discuss brain imaging. Workshops are open to all, and students and postdocs are particularly encouraged to attend.


UPCOMING MEETINGS

 

April 27, 2018 at 1:00pm, Users Workshop, Psychology Building Room 217
The topic of this month's workshop is the recent Nature Neuro paperGeneralizable representations of pain, cognitivecontrol, and negative emotion in medial frontalcortex, Kragel et al., 2018! We will have a discussion regarding the methods and findings in this work, so please read it before you arrive. The workshop is open to all, and students and postdocs are particularly encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be provided!

 

June 15, 2018 at 2:30pm, fMRI Safety Training Class, Psychology Building 115
Please email Deborah Hardesty at hardesty.10@osu.edu for information on safety training classes.

 

PREVIOUS MEETINGS

 

April 18, 2018 at 2:00pm, fMRI Safety Training Class, Psychology Building 219
Please email Deborah Hardesty at hardesty.10@osu.edu for information on safety training classes.

 

April 13, 2018 at 1:00pm, Users Meeting, Psychology Building 35
Dr. Dylan Wagner of the Department of Psychology presented "The impact of analysis software on task fMRI results." Dr. Wagner presented an overview of the recent paper "Exploring the impact of analysis software on task fMRI results" (see paper here). It was followed by a discussion of the BIDS imaging data structure and overview of some of the BIDS apps that are available.

 

April 3, 2018 at 11:00am, fMRI Safety Training Class, Psychology Building 117
Please email Deborah Hardesty at hardesty.10@osu.edu for information on safety training classes.

 

March 23, 2018 at 1:00pm, Users Workshop, Psychology Building Room 217
The topic of the month was Job Seeking and Sushi! Dr. Julie Golomb answered questions about finding a job or postdoc in academia.

 

March 9, 2018 at 1:00pm, Users Meeting, Psychology Building 35

Dr. Franco Pestilli, Assistant Professor in Psychology, Neuroscience and Cognitive Science at Indiana University, presented "Mapping brain connectomes to study human perception and cognition in development and aging."

 

February 23, 2018 at 1:00pm, Users Workshop, Psychology Building Room 217
The goal of the meeting was to integrate more of the community component and to encourage more cross-talk across different disciplines. In addition to a brief activity to facilitate discourse, participants discussed important information about the goals and plans for upcoming meetings. The workshop was open to all, and students and postdocs were particularly encouraged to attend. Refreshments were provided!

 

February 21, 2018 at 11:00am, fMRI Safety Training Class, Psychology Building 115
Please email Deborah Hardesty at hardesty.10@osu.edu for information on safety training classes.

 

February 16, 2018 at 2:00pm, Users Meeting, Psychology Building 35
Please note the later start time for this user meeting.

Dr. Monica Rosenberg, Postdoctoral Associate at Yale University, presented "Connectome-based predictive modeling: Predicting individual differences in behavior from functional brain connectivity.

 

Abstract: FMRI studies of functional brain connectivity have traditionally described common features of network organization in the healthy population or have contrasted two groups, such as patients and controls. There is growing interest, however, in discovering connectivity-based biomarkers that predict individuals’ traits and behavior. I will present recent work that uses a new technique, connectome-based predictive modeling, to identify patterns of brain connectivity related to individual differences in attention, fluid intelligence, and personality measures. Critically, models based on these patterns — observed during both task performance and rest — generalize to predict behavior in novel participants and completely independent groups. This approach can be applied to make individualized predictions about other abilities and behaviors as well, and, from a broad perspective, demonstrates the potential for drawing inferences about single subjects from fMRI.

 

January 26, 2018 at 2:00pm, Users Workshop, Psychology Building Room 217
Sandy Shew, Director of Research Computing Services for Arts and Sciences, provided a hands-on walkthrough of the Unity cluster. Unity is a high-performance computing environment that is free to affiliates of the college of Arts and Sciences. Graduate students, postdocs and faculty attended to learn more about this service and how it could be implemented into their own analysis pipeline.

 

January 26, 2018 at 1:00pm, Users Meeting, Psychology Building 35
Mr. John Heimaster, Director of Scientific Computing for the Department of Physics at The Ohio State University, discussed our computing needs, resources that are currently available, and research computing for the imaging community.

 

December 22, 2017 at 1:00pm, Users Workshop, Psychology Building Room 217 - Cancelled due to holiday season. Happy Holidays and see you in January!

 

December 12 at 2:00 pm, fMRI Safety Training Class, Psychology Building 115
Please email Deborah Hardesty at hardesty.10@osu.edu for information on safety training classes.

 

December 8, 2017 at 1:00pm, Users Meeting, Psychology Building 35
Dr. Brandon Turner and Giwon Bahg of the Department of Psychology presented "Adaptive Design Optimization for Real-time fMRI Experiments."

 

December 7, 2017 at 3:00pm, CCBBI Talk, Psychology Building - ROOM 014
Dr. Tatiana Wolfe presented "Structural-to-Functional Paradigm in Brain MRI: questions for the next generation of 'neuroimagers'."
Dr. Wolfe is an applicant for the CCBBI Senior Research Specialist position.

 

November 24, 2017 at 1:00pm, Users Workshop, Psychology Building 217 - Cancelled (University closed)
The November Users Workshop was cancelled in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

 

November 12, 2017 at 3:00pm, Science Sundays, Ohio Union - US Bank Conference Theatre
The CCBBI is a proud sponsor of this public lecture series. Ruchika Prakash presented "Mindfulness of the Aging Brain."

 

November 10, 2017 at 1:00pm, Users Meeting, Psychology Building 35 - Cancelled (University closed)
The November Users Meeting was cancelled in observance of Veterans Day.

 

October 27, 2017 at 1:00pm, Users Workshop, Psychology Building 217
Patrick Whitmoyer and Shadee Samimy spoke about resting state functional connectivity analysis.

 

October 13, 2017 at 1:00pm, Users Meeting, Psychology Building 035
The CCBBI held its annual town hall meeting. Topics included Center updates, policy, scheduling and screening practices, presentation by the CCBBI Student Club, and an open forum for suggestions.

 

September 29, 2017 at 1:00pm, Users Workshop, Psychology Building 217
The CCBBI Student Group facilitated an open forum meeting to discuss current issues and upcoming workshop programming topics.

 

September 8, 2017 at 1:00pm, Users Meeting, Psychology Building 035
Dr. Paul Stillman of The Ohio State University, Department of Psychology presented a colloquim titled, "Using Network Neuroscience and Graph Theory for Theory and Applications."

 

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Announcements

CCBBI Named Model fMRI Research Facility by APS Observer
The CCBBI was featured as a preeminent, model research-dedicated brain imaging facility in the Association for Psychological Science (APS) Observer. Read the journal's October 2017 cover story here.

 

Gibson Research Award - Accepting Applications Now!
This fund was given by H. Dean and Susan Regis Gibson to help outstanding graduate or undergraduate students.

 

CCBBI Student Neuroimaging Award - Accepting Applications Now!
This scholarship is made possible by donations made to support undergraduate and graduate researchers in the Center.


CIC Brain Concussion Neuroimaging Consortium
The CCBBI is partnering with The Ohio State Department of Athletics and other participating universities to develop neuroimaging-evidence based protocols for adolescent, high school and collegiate athletes and soldiers. To learn more, please visit: www.concussionimaging.org

Welcome to CCBBI

The Ohio State University is the world’s preeminent public comprehensive university, solving problems of world-wide significance.


In 2011, the university established the Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Brain Imaging towards this mission. Please enjoy this brief introduction about the CCBBI!

 

Zhong-Lin Lu, Director
Distinguished Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Professor of Psychology

Lu is a fellow of the Society of Experimental Psychologist and Association for Psychological Science. The goal of Lu’s research program is to construct computational brain models for perception and cognition. Lu earned his PhD in physics from New York University. {lu.535@osu.edu}

 

The Imager The CCBBI Newsletter

Would you like to learn more about the CCBBI? Please enjoy our newsletter, The Imager.

The Imager Issue 1

The Imager Issue 2


The CCBBI Team

Director
Dr. Zhong-Lin Lu
lu.535@osu.edu


Associate Director
Dr. Ruchika Prakash
prakash.30@osu.edu


Lab Manager and Sr. Researcher
Dr. Xiangrui Li
li.2327@osu.edu


MRI Physicist
Dr. Tatiana Wolfe
wolfe.846@osu.edu


MRI Technologist
Deborah Hardesty
hardesty.10@osu.edu


Business Manager
Stephanie Fowler
fowler.40@osu.edu

Program Assistant
Amanda Matthews
matthews.588@osu.edu