Spatio-temporal Imaging of Brain Functions and Dysfunctions

Date(s) - 04/05/2010
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Dr. Bin He, Fellow, IEEE, Fellow AIMBE, Distinguished McKnight University Professor, University of Minnesota, President of IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society

Over the past decade, functional neuroimaging has emerged as an important interdisciplinary research area. This has been in particular promoted by the development of functional MRI and the significant advancement in electrophysiological neuroimaging using EEG/MEG. We will review the advancement in electrophysiological neuroimaging integrating EEG with structure MRI, and show that it has become an important functional neuroimaging approach for neuroscience research and aiding presurgical planning in epilepsy. We will also review multimodal functional neuroimaging integrating electrophysiological and hemodynamic measurements to significantly enhance the spatio-temporal resolution of imaging brain activity. Our recent work indicates that, the BOLD fMRI and electrophysiological data can be integrated in a principled way, leading to high resolution spatio-temporal functional imaging of the dynamic brain activation. We will also review the investigation of co-localization of hemodynamic and electrophysiological signals associated with motor imagery using BOLD fMRI and electrophysiological neuroimaging.

            In addition to the scientific presentation, we will also provide an update about the activities of IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS).