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Paper on how to get the timing of fMRI activations – toolbox to come…

Our new paper in the Journal of Neuroscience suggest a new way of analyzing simultaneous EEG-fMRI data. Using this approach, one is able to obtain the timing of multiple fMRI-defined brain regions. We show this in two medial prefrontal areas (vmPFC, dmPFC) in the context of reward learning. In principle, this method is applicable to all simultaneous EEG-fMRI data.
We are thus thinking about implementing the protocol as an SPM toolbox. If you are interested in this, please let us know…

Slides & Audio Computational Psychiatry course; new paper out

The slides from the UCL computational psychiatry course are now online. There, you can find all slides as well as the audio-files from all the speakers. The talks were all excellent and are worth listening to. My slides, etc, are – of course – also available there. You can find everything here:

We also just published a new paper on arithmetic learning and tDCS in the European Journal of Neuroscience. More details are available in my post here:

Talk at Computational Psychiatry Course

I will be talking at the UCL Computational Psychiatry Course 29th & 30th April at Queen Square London, together with Karl Friston, Peter Dayan, Michael Moutoussis, Rick Adams, and many other excellent speakers. The course will cover computational modelling, neurotransmitter systems, and also various psychiatric disorders.
I will be speaking about attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
Have a look at the website of this great course: Computational Psychiatry Website
The organizers also plan to make the talks and slides downloadable on the website for those who cannot attend.

Talks in Munich, Amsterdam; new papers out

I finally managed to (almost) finalize my new website with a more recent and attractive design. I hope you like it – feedback welcome!

Recently, we published two new papers, one by Reto Iannaccone on classifying ADHD, and one by Bruno Rütsche on the impact of tDCS on different arithmetic modalities and their neural correlates. Congratulations to both first authors!

I just returned from the DGKJP conference in Munich, where I presented some new data on OCD – it was great fun. Next week, I was supposed to present data on simultaneous tDCS-fMRI at ICPS in Amsterdam. Unfortunately, I cannot attend the conference. Thus, Roland Grabner will present my slides – he’s an excellent speaker and certainly will do a much better job than I would have…