Lucia M. Vaina, D.SC., M.D., PH.D.
|Title||Lecturer on Neurology|
|Institution||Brigham and Women's Hospital|
|Address||Brigham and Women's Hospital|
75 Francis St
Boston MA 02115
2006||Rientro dei cervelli Award|
||Doctor Honoris Causa|
||elected Fellow to American Institute of Medicine and Biological Sciences|
Available: 11/01/11, Expires: 12/20/15
In order to understand pathological states after stroke, the projects involves using fMRI data, both from rest states and from quantitative computerized psychophysical tasks, to determine changes in functional brain networks in patients compared with healthy subjects. Students will learn fMRI data analysis (Free Surfer), and models of brain connectivity analysis and graph theory concepts that are used to quantitatively characterize the human connectome at the behavioral level. The projects may be done as a mini-project, in a few months, or as a full projects over a few years.
The project can be split into 3-4 related sub-projects to be carried out by multiple students. All projects are carried out at MGH-Neurology Department and the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, under the supervision of Drs. Lucia-Maria Vaina and Ferdinando Buonanno.
Prerequisites (desired but not obligatory): Matlab, fluent in basic statistics and signal processing, good with computers, good knowledge of human brain anatomy. But most important, energy and enthusiasm!
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