Get up to speed about the fundamental principles of full brain network modeling using the open-source neuroinformatics platform The Virtual Brain (TVB).
FIND EVENT DETAILS AT www.thevirtualbrain.org/node5
TVB enables biologically realistic modeling of network dynamics using Connectome-based approaches across different brain scales.
Generate macroscopic neuroimaging signals including fMRI, intracranial and stereotactic EEG, surface EEG and MEG for single subjects.
Researchers from different backgrounds can benefit from an integrative software platform including a supporting framework
for data management (generation, organization, storage,
integration and sharing) and a simulation core written in Python.
The architecture of TVB supports interaction with MATLAB
packages, e.g. the well-known Brain Connectivity Toolbox.
TVB Node#5 is proudly supported by THEVIRTUALBRAIN and Epinext.
Simulated brains. Real memories.
The workshop has been strategically scheduled to take place preceding the annual Brain Connectivity Workshop that will take place May 17-19 in Zurich, Switzerland.
In the workshop we will explain the fundamental principles of full brain network modeling using the open source neuroinformatics platform The Virtual Brain (TVB). This simulation environment enables the biologically realistic modeling of network dynamics using connectome-based approaches across different brain scales. Configurable brain network models generate macroscopic neuroimaging signals including functional MRI, intracranial and stereotactic EEG, surface EEG and MEG for single subjects. Researchers from different backgrounds can benefit from an integrative software platform including a supporting framework for data management (generation, organization, storage, integration and sharing) and a simulation core written in Python.
Workshop Format: lectures and hands-on tutorials. Participants are encouraged to bring their own data to work on.
Workshop Program Overview:
• Theoretical background of large scale brain network modeling
• Architecture of The Virtual Brain
• Interacting with TVB using GUI and Python interface
• TVB-Edupack: An interactive learning and scripting platform for TVB
• Preprocessing neuroimaging data, or how to obtain a TVB dataset
• Fitting the model parameters to the functional data
• Modeling resting state networks
• Investigating the effect of strokes using TVB
• Modeling epilepsy
• Modifying TVB code and implementing new features
• Bring your own data hands-on sessions: preprocessing and simulations
Please make sure to register early as we only offer limited seats to ensure there are enough tutors for you.
REGISTRATION CLOSES APRIL 20th, 2017
To get the most out of this workshop as an attendee, you might want to get a head-start by preparing your gear before you arrive:
1) Download and install the latest stable TVB package.
2) Test it in its current form to make sure it's compatible with your computing environment.
3) Familiarize yourself with the basics by browsing through the included manual.
(once downloaded TVB, located at /TVB-Distribution/docs/UserManual.pdf)
4) If you are interested in modifying the code and contributing to TVB, also install the version control system Git.
In case of any technical problems with TVB installation, head over to the TVB mailing list, https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/tvb-users
Equipment. Please bring your own laptops to work on, and follow the steps below to prepare your software environment.
Lodging. Participants are responsible for their accommodation. Following is a list of recommended hotels nearby the venue:
Your local host is Viktor Sip.
CONTACT <firstname.lastname@example.org> with any further questions.
Tanya Brown - Program Manager
Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest
Toronto, ON, Canada
416.785.2500 x 2782
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