Area of Excellence in Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience – Inaugural Speaker Series

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The CCN Executive Committee invites you to the Inaugural Speaker Series lecture by Dr. Katrin Amunts, Professor, Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Universität Düsseldorf and Director, Architecture and Brain Function Laboratory.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
1-2:30pm, Conrad Prebys Aztec Center Theatre, 2nd Floor
2:30-3:30pm, Light reception to follow

Speaker: Dr. Katrin Amunts

Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Universität Düsseldorf
Director, Architecture and Brain Function Laboratory

Screen Shot 2014-10-22 at 3.26.41 PMTitle: “Mapping Language Regions: Concepts, Tools and Perspectives

Results of neuroimaging studies on language cannot be understood without knowing the anatomy of the brain, and the way brain structure influences the interpretation of the results through interaction with image processing. The talk will provide an introduction and critical overview of classical and modern approaches for studying the anatomy of the brain, including gross anatomical landmarks and its intersubject variability, the microstructural and molecular organization of the brain including cortical segregation, and the representation of linguistic functions with respect to such organization principles. The talk will demonstrate an extended parcellation of Broca’s region, based on a multimodal mapping approach. Cytoarchitectonic probabilistic maps represent a tool to analyze the relevance of architectonic areas for brain function. 3D- Polarized Light Imaging will be introduced as a powerful tool for analyzing fiber bundles and single axons at microscopic resolution as a prerequisite to understand the anatomical correlates of language processing.

Paid parking is available in PS6.

Upcoming talks – Fridays from 1-2:30pm Conrad Prebys Aztec Center Theatre
Friday, December 5th, Vinod Menon, Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science, Stanford
Friday, January 30th, Brad Schlagger, Associate Professor of Neurology, Anatomy & Neurobiology, Radiology and Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine


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