IBSE is very pleased to introduce you all to our guest speaker Dr. Anjali Krishnan who will give IBSE Seminar on Wednesday, 7th August 2019 in BT Seminar Hall (Biotechnology Dept. Block 1, Ground Floor), at 12:00 pm. The title of her presentation will be: “Multivariate approaches to examine cognitive brain function”. Dr. Anjali Krishnan is an Assistant Professor of Quantitative Methods in the Psychology Department at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York (http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/academics/faculty/faculty_profile.jsp?faculty=1262).
Abstract: If we were to compile a list of complex biological systems, the brain would, undoubtedly, find a worthy mention. Not only is brain function complex, modern imaging technologies that measure this function from tens of thousands of studies across hundreds of thousands of brain coordinates generate millions of data points. The rise of such massive functional brain imaging datasets has resulted in the development of specialized analytic tools through collaborations with other disciplines (e.g., psychology, biology, computer science, statistics). Here, I highlight how functional brain imaging experiments are designed, what type of data are collected, how these data are pre-processed and analyzed, and then further meta-analyzed to consolidate major neuroscientific findings. I will specifically focus on how we can represent complex information in an intuitive way, and provide a framework for insightful data analytic practices informed by cognitive neuroscience.