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The Virtual Brain NODE#7 Workshop

The Virtual Brain

Tuesday, 7 August 2018 at 8:30 AM - Wednesday, 8 August 2018 at 5:30 PM (CEST)

The Virtual Brain NODE#7 Workshop

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Get up to speed about the fundamental principles of full brain network modeling using the open-source neuroinformatics platform 
The Virtual Brain (TVB).

The TVB NODE #7 Workshop has been strategically scheduled to take place preceding the annual Neuroinformatics Conference that will take place August 9-10th, also in Montreal QC, Canada.



Simulated brains. Real memories.
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 TVB
• Interacting with TVB using GUI and CLI
• Preprocessing neuroimaging data, or how to obtain a TVB dataset

• Fitting the model parameters to the functional data

• Modeling brain stimulation, both human & mouse brain

• Investigating clinical indications with TVB (epilepsy
, stroke & neurodegenerative disease)
• 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.



Prepare for the workshop.

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,!forum/tvb-users


Important details.

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.

Lunch. Lunch will be provided each day of the workshop, in addition to morning and afternoon coffee breaks.


TVB Node#7 is proudly supported by INCF and THEVIRTUALBRAIN


Have questions about The Virtual Brain NODE#7 Workshop? Contact The Virtual Brain

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When & Where

Montréal Neurological Institute (MNI)
3801 University Street
Montreal, QC H3A 2B4

Tuesday, 7 August 2018 at 8:30 AM - Wednesday, 8 August 2018 at 5:30 PM (CEST)

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The Virtual Brain

Tanya Brown - Program Manager

Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest

Toronto, ON, Canada

416.785.2500 x 2782

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