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BrainNet workshop is interdisciplinary with a focus on network science and neuroscience, and related mathematical tools, particularly Topological Data Analysis (TDA). The aim of the workshop is to further the field of topological/network neuroscience with also a direct input from experts in neuroscience. This is a hybrid workshop, to participate locally or to receive Zoom link, please register through the event website.

Time: Mon 2022-05-23 09.00 - Wed 2022-05-25 17.00

Location: Digital Futures hub, Osquars Backe 5, floor 2 at KTH main campus

Language: English


Henri Riihimäki

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This hybrid workshop is aimed to appeal to researchers sharing an interest in network science, neuroscience, analysis of neural signals, and mathematical tools pertaining to these areas. The neuroscientific interest lies particularly in the diagnosis and prognosis of neurodegenerative diseases. The workshop days will take place in an inspiring environment and will be scheduled with ample time for discussion, thus maximizing the prospects of collaboration.

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Network science has long been employed by neuroscience in questions ranging from microscopic networks of neurons to macroscopic networks of whole brain regions. How the neural network structure interacts with its dynamics, and how the brain processes information, remains an open question, due to the complexity and variability of neural activity and neural architectures. Likewise, inferring information from brain signals obtained by MEG and FMRI for the diagnosis and prognosis of, for example, neurodegenerative diseases is open for further development of tools. Rather recently, the above questions have also led to new developments in which highly sophisticated theoretical mathematics has been used to build new tools for neural data analysis, for example, the field of topological data analysis. Such developments need the involvement of both experimentalists and theoreticians for them to lead to explainable outputs. Our workshop will be a platform to establish new connections between people sharing an interest in any of the above fields.

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