The main research areas of the SIM-NEURO (Stimulation, Imaging and Modeling of NEUROnal networks in the human brain) research group at the IBB are the development of new methods and applications for multimodal brain imaging and brain stimulation to reconstruct and manipulate neuronal networks in the brain.
Brain imaging methods include modalities such as Electroencephalography (EEG), Magnetoencephalography (MEG), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), diffusion MRI (dMRI), functional MRI (fMRI) and Positron Emmission Tomography (PET). A special focus is on the development of multimodal imaging and combined EEG/MEG/MRI source reconstruction methods using new forward and inverse approaches. In the brain stimulation research field we contribute new optimization methods for multi-sensor setups to transcranial electric and magnetic stimulation (TES, TMS). We develop artifact-correction, linear and non-linear registration as well as segmentation approaches for structural MRI and dMRI and for PET.
The new methodology is applied in the field of neuroscientific brain research and in clinical applications such as presurgical epilepsy diagnosis and schizophrenia
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