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20 October 14:00: Satu Palva & Anton Tokariev

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Neural routing of visual information

Prof. Satu Palva
Neuroscience Center, Helsinki Institute of Life Science, University of Helsinki
Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology, University of Glasgow, UK

Perception, attention and working memory are fundamental cognitive functions, which are based on parallel processing in many brain areas. Neuronal oscillations and their phase correlations a.k.a. phase-synchronization are putative mechanisms for the coordination of neuronal processing and communication spread across brain thereby supporting the emergence these functions. In humans magnetoencephalography (MEG) has been used to study brain activity and the role of oscillatory activities in cognition. However, several challenges hinder the mapping of oscillatory network interactions from MEG data. I will discuss novel approaches for mapping complex oscillatory networks within and across frequencies and the relationship of network oscillations with perception and memory.

Newborn brain: genesis of functional neural networks 

Dr Anton Tokariev
Baby Brain Activity (BABA) Center, University of Helsinki, Neuroscience Center

The first weeks of life are critical for the development of the human brain. During this period brain establishes major structural and functional networks that provide foundation for later higher neurocognitive functions. Early wiring of brain networks is guided by intrinsic neural activity as well as modulated by external factors. This process is very dynamic and sensitive to various environmental and medical factors. In this talk I will discuss early development of human brain networks and potential risk factors, present analytical frameworks to assess and analyze functional networks in newborns from electroencephalographic (EEG) data.

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