CCBBI Talk Series

August 28, 2018
Friday, December 7, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
1835 Neil Avenue, Psychology Building, Room 35
CCBBI Talk Series guest speaker- Dr. Dan Kennedy (University of Indiana Bloomington)

Guest Speaker:


Dr. Dan Kennedy
Indiana University, Department of Psychology and Brain Sciences

Talk Title: Opportunities and challenges for developing fMRI-based biomarkers in ASD 

Abstract: There is a pressing need for the development of objective, quantifiable biological markers (biomarkers) for psychiatric disorders. In this talk, I will discuss some of our recent work in developing reliable and individualized measures of brain functioning in typically developing individuals and in individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). These measures include functional connectivity MRI as well as naturalistic viewing paradigms using complex video stimuli. I will also highlight the many challenges that must solved before fMRI-based biomarkers can become a reality, including respiratory and movement artifacts, determining best practices for data preprocessing, and considering heterogeneity that is characteristic of ASD and other psychiatric disorders. 

* This meeting will take the place of the regularly scheduled meeting on 12/14/18.


The CCBBI Talk Series and MRI Users Meetings foster the exchange of experience and expertise in neuroimaging among MRI users at OSU, as well as with external speakers (through the CCBBI Talk Series). The main focus is on methodological aspects of MRI research and experiment design and also serves to highlight novel approaches and topics. The meetings offer a space for a lively exchange of ideas that benefit all users, to make the best possible use of technologies available in the CCBBI.

Meetings are generally held on the second Friday of every month at 1:00pm in the Psychology Building, Room 35. To receive meeting details and related MRI announcements, please complete a request form and specify that you would like to be added to the CCBBI mailing list.

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