We are glad to announce that Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational and Research Institute (RKMVERI) will be conducting a special colloquium on “The Contributions of Non-invasive Human Brain Imaging in Neuroscience” on 26 May 2023, 12 noon at Seminar Hall, Narendrapur Campus.
Speaker : Dr. Subhadip Paul, Department of Biomedical Science and Technology (School of Biological Sciences), and School of Rehabilitation Sciences and Physical Education
Co-ordinator: Abhijit Chakrabarti
The communication between different anatomical regions of the brain through neuronal (white-matter) pathways is thought to support brain functions and behaviors (attention, decision-making, memory, speech, movement, etc.). Invasive electrophysiological examinations of animal and human brains have generated insights regarding the functions of different anatomical regions of the brain and their roles in behaviors. However, the discovery of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)-based non-invasive brain imaging methods, e.g., functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI), etc. in the 1990s have provided a unique window to characterize the functional and structural phenotypes of the live human brain in health and diseases. Brain Imaging based phenotypes are often considered the ‘intermediate phenotypes’ mediating between molecular systems and behaviors. In my talk, I will highlight some of the novel insights furnished by non-invasive human brain imaging approaches on the structural and functional organization of the human brain. I will also briefly discuss my current human brain imaging research on mental disorders.