CCN meeting | Birte Forstmann (University of Amsterdam)

08-12-2022 from 15:30 to 16:30
Room 1.2, Henri Dunantlaan 2, 9000 Ghent

CCN meeting | Birte Forstmann (University of Amsterdam) invited by Ruth Krebs

Towards a mechanistic understanding of the human subcortex

Please register for this event (both the lecture at 3:30 and the reception at 4:30) via this doodle before Dec 1st: 

abstract :

Today only seven percent of the subcortical structures listed by the Federative Community on Anatomical Terminology (FCAT, 1998) are depicted in available standard MRI-atlases (Forstmann et al., 2017). As a consequence, the remaining 423 subcortical structures cannot be studied using automated analysis protocols available for MRI and therefore require trained anatomists for the study of subcortical brain areas: The human subcortex is notoriously difficult to visualize and analyze with functional magnetic resonance imaging. In this talk, exciting technical advances are presented that allow charting terra incognita; the human subcortex. Closing the knowledge-gap of the human subcortex has already resulted in the re-evaluation of prominent models in the cognitive neurosciences such as the functional role of cortico-basal ganglia loops in decision-making. I will discuss the emerging possibilities of novel human neuroanatomical approaches and directions for the incorporation of these data within the field of model-based cognitive neuroscience.