Title: Imaging the structure and function of the primate brain
Speaker: Dr Paula Croxson, Icahn Medical School, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York.
The primate brain is specalised for higher cognitive function. One way to better understand its function is to use techniques that allow us to draw close parallels between human imaging and studies in non-human primates. I will discuss how we can use new MRI methods to investigate the parallels between the human and non-human primate brain. I will also discuss some recent work using these methods to investigate plasticity across structure, connectivity and function, using a combination of MRI and lesion methods, and explore how these studies may also allow us to validate new MRI techniques.