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The Asymmetry of Connections

Speaker: Dr Marco Catani, Natbrainlab

17TH MARCH 2010




It has long been established that white matter connections in the brain are asymmetric for certain systems. Dr Catani explores the history of knowledge of this asymmetry and presents his findings relating to the language pathways.




Dr Marco Catani heads the Natbrainlab team at the Institute of Psychiatry, and is also a Consultant Psychiatrist at the Maudsley Hospital. Dr. Catani has pioneered the use of novel neuroimaging techniques to examine networks underlying language, vision, and spatial awareness. He has contributed to the development of neuroanatomical models of cognition and behavior, and to the elucidation of the anatomic basis of cognitive and neuropsychiatric disorders. He has recently released a book, the ‘Atlas of Human Brain Connections.’ In 2012 he was awarded the Norman Geschwind Prize for Neurology.

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