Brainbox Initiative Webinar: TMS Artifact Removal for EEG Source Analysis
In collaboration with Dr Mateusz Rusiniak of BESA GmbH, this webinar will provide an overview of TMS artifact removal for EEG source analysis. This webinar will make use of the BESA Research signal processing software to show delegates how to clean EEG data without affecting signal distribution, and will also provide a demonstration of source analysis and interpretation of results.
Source analysis is a powerful tool for investigating brain states associated with different phenomena. Modern methods not only allow visualizing from where EEG activity comes from but also examining and comparing source time courses. It is then possible to evaluate brain activity, not in the sensor, but the source domain. However, performing such an analysis on TMS-EEG data is a challenging task due to a strong artifact that is coupled with brain response.
This free webinar will take place at 14:00 BST on May 4, and will last for approximately one hour with questions.
Brainbox Initiative Webinar: Multi-modal Applications with fNIRS
We will be joined by Dr Roch Comeau of Rogue Research for this Brainbox Initiative webinar exploring Multi-modal Applications with fNIRS. In this session we will explore how to integrate near-infrared spectroscopy techniques into your non-invasive brain stimulation research and will provide delegates with:
- An introduction to functional near-infrared spectroscopy and its suitability for use with NIBS
- A consideration of study design for fNIRS, including examples from TMS-NIRS and tES-NIRS studies
- A demonstration of neuronavigation and its advantages for NIRS montage planning and reproducibility
This webinar will take place at 14:00 on May 11, and will last for approximately one hour with time for questions.
Brainbox Initiative Webinar: The Targeting Limits of Transcranial Electrical Stimulation
We are delighted to welcome Marom Bikson of the City College of New York as our host for this Brainbox Initiative Webinar exploring The Targeting Limits of Transcranial Electrical Stimulation. This free, interactive session will equip delegates with a knowledge of:
- Modes of transcranial electrical stimulation including conventional tDCS and High-Definition tDCS.
- Insights on the mechanisms of tDCS that integrate results from advanced current flow and animal models.
- Using EEG to guide stimulation (reciprocity). New concepts in non-invasive sub-gyri targeting.
- Functional targeting and Hebbian neuromodulation.
- The uses and pitfalls of Anode/Cathode based intervention design.
- Automated tools for individuated modeling.
- Biophysical insights into Temporal interference stimulation.
This webinar will take place at 14:00 BST on May 18, 2020 and will last for approximately 1 hour with time for questions.
Explore M/EEG brain connectivity in source space
M/EEG brain connectivity is an important and exciting topic. However, it often seems difficult to separate the activity of interest from other phenomena like volume conduction, and surface signals are often spread over a wide area, making it difficult to interpret what the underlying neural generators are, and how they interact with each other. This webinar will explain how to transform your M/EEG signals into source space, and show what insights can be gained using connectivity analysis in source space.
Use M/EEG beamformers and virtual sensors to set the focus on the brain activity you are interested in
M/EEG beamforming is a source analysis technique with the desirable feature of contrasting the activity of the brain region of interest with the surrounding activity. However, as in all inverse methods, it is not guaranteed to give you the correct solution for your data - -this depends largely on the data, and to some extent on the method parameters. This webinar will explore some of the underlying concepts, and show the use of beamforming in source imaging, and also as a tool to provide virtual sensors inside the brain for exploring raw data.
Analyzing joint fMRI-EEG recordings – pitfalls and how to overcome them
Joint recording of fMRI and EEG have the huge potential of marrying two worlds that are usually quite separated: The superior spatial resolution of fMRI, and the unmatched temporal resolution of EEG. Also both techniques measure two different phenomena – blood oxygenation changes and electrical activity – combining them gives unprecedented insight into brain activity. However, recording EEG in the magnet also means introducing large artifacts into the EEG. In this webinar, we will explain what these artifacts are, and even better, how you can get rid of them easly to reconstruct the original EEG signal. Finally, we will give you some tips on interpreting the data.
What is Bayesian M/EEG Source Analysis, and why should I care (and not be afraid)?
Bayesian source analysis methods for M/EEG are becoming increasingly popular. What Bayesian source analysis is, how it can be applied, and some benefits and pitfalls are explained and demonstrated in this webinar.
Wednesday, May 27
9:00-9:15* Introduction and Welcome Notes (*All time in CDT (GMT-5))
9:15-11:15 Session I
- 9:15-9:45 Alexander Opitz – TBA
- 9:45-10:15 Axel Thielscher – TBA
- 10:15-10:45 Oula Puonti – TBA
- 10:45-11:15 Breakout Room Discussions
11:30-13:30 Session II
- 11:30-12:00 Aapo Nummenmaa – TBA
- 12:00-12:30 Christine Conelea – TBA
- 12:30-13:00 Selected Abstract Talks
- 13:00-13:30 Breakout Room Discussions
14:30-16:00 Live Modeling Demo I
16:00-16:30 Breakout Room Discussions
Thursday, May 28
8:55-11:00 Session III
- 9:00-9:30 Zhi-De Deng – TBA
- 9:30-10:00 Joel Voss – TBA
- 10:00-10:30 Mark Halko – Challenges and promises of adapting cortical neuromodulation protocols to the cerebellum
- 10:30-11:00 Breakout Room Discussions
11:15-13:15 Session IV
- 11:15-11:45 Luis Gomez – Improving the precision and targeting of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
- 11:45-12:15 Desmond Oathes – Interleaved TMS/fMRI for causal circuit mapping and novel treatment development
- 12:15-12:45 Selected Abstract Talks
- 12:45-13:15 Breakout Room Discussions
14:15-15:45 Live Modeling Demo II
15:45-16:15 Breakout Room Discussions
16:15-16:30 Closing Notes
Note: Electronic certificates of attendance will be send in 5 business days