MAPPING HUMAN BRAIN CONNECTIVITY TECHNOLOGY BASIC RESEARCH AND CLINICAL APPLICATIONS
Session
Academic Term
Class Number
24314
Career
Graduate
Dates
8/19/2020 - 12/12/2020
Units
3 units
Grading
Grad LG/SNC Basis
Description
This course covers use of a novel Pittsburgh developed High Definition Fiber Tracking (HDFT) technology providing human brain connectivity with unprecedented fidelity. The technology maps a million streamlines (0.1mm diameters sets of axons) per person providing 93 miles of tracts within the head involving 40 tracts connecting 170 brain areas. We can follow tracts from source to destination mapping projection fields with high accuracy. The fibers can be visualized and quantified providing circuit diagrams of cortical networks. These techniques will advance the study of brain systems, disorders, development, neuropathology, and neurosurgery. Students will perform projects individually or in groups analyzing collected data or developing new analysis or biomedical methods. Students can do projects that are cognitive neuroscience studies of a brain system or technical development of new methods. Sample projects might include mapping a sensory system, developmental assessment or automated brain segmentation and circuit tracing and detection of clinical anomalies (e.g., TBI breaks, tumors). Technical projects might involve better fiber reconstruction, tracking, tract segmentation or developing new visualization or statistical projects. Students must have some statistics and research experience/course work and consent of the instructor.
Class Details
Instructor(s)
Walter Schneider, Weiqi Wang
Meets
Tu 4:30PM - 6:20PM
Meeting Dates
08/19/2020 - 11/20/2020
Room
303 Old Engineering Hall
Instructor(s)
Walter Schneider, Weiqi Wang
Meets
Tu 4:30PM - 6:20PM
Meeting Dates
08/19/2020 - 11/20/2020
Room
305 Old Engineering Hall
Instructor(s)
Walter Schneider
Meets
Th 4:30PM - 5:20PM
Meeting Dates
08/19/2020 - 11/20/2020
Room
303 Old Engineering Hall
Instructor(s)
Walter Schneider
Meets
Th 4:30PM - 5:20PM
Meeting Dates
08/19/2020 - 11/20/2020
Room
305 Old Engineering Hall
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Location
Pittsburgh Campus
Components
Lecture Required
Textbooks/Materials
Textbooks to be determined
Class Availability
Status
Open
Seats Taken
15
Seats Open
9
Combined Section Capacity
24
Unrestricted Seats
0
Restricted Seats
0
Wait List Total
0
Wait List Capacity
20
Combined Section
MAPPNG HUMN BRAIN CONNECTIVITY
PSY 1471 - 1030 (24313)
Status: Open
Seats Taken: 15
Wait List Total: 0
MAPPING HUMAN BRAIN CONNECTVTY
PSY 2471 - 1030 (24314)
Status: Open
Seats Taken: 0
Wait List Total: 0