November 10-11, 2011
Methods for Studying Human Cerebellar Structure and Function is a 2-day workshop for investigators with an interest in applying modern anatomical and physiological methods to the study of human cerebellar function. It will be held at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and is a satellite event of the 2011 Society for Neuroscience Meeting in Washington, DC.
While it has long been known that the cerebellum is involved in a broad range of sensorimotor and cognitive processes, it is only recently that technical advances in neuroimaging and neurophysiological methods have allowed investigation of these phenomena in humans. This workshop will serve to bring together basic and clinical neuroscientists interested in human cerebellar structure/function relationships to share their experience relevant to the technical aspects of cerebellar investigation.
Presentations will cover the principal methods currently in use to study human cerebellar function, including: (1) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of cerebellar structure, (2) transcranial magnetic stimulation and transcranial direct cortical stimulation as modulators of cerebellar function, (3) functional MRI connectivity studies of cortico-cerebellar loop organization, (4) task-related functional MRI studies of cerebellar function, (5) MRI meta-analysis approaches to cerebellar function, and (6) focal and neurodegenerative lesion analysis of cerebellar function.
On each day of the workshop, a lunch-time reception and poster session will allow participants to share their recent findings and will provide an opportunity to discuss opportunities for future efforts.
Further information can be found at the workshop website: http://www.neurometrika.org/HumanCerebellum