An IRCN Mini-Symposium on human brain physiology data analysis was held on December 19, 2019, with participants from Boston Children’s Hospital and MGH Harvard Medical School, Drs. Laurel Gabard-Durnam and Patrick Purdon, and the IRCN Affiliated Faculty, Dr. Fumiyasu Komaki. The speakers introduced cutting-edge studies at the interface between brain functional development and mathematical sciences, including the analysis of anesthesia, brain oscillations and their effects on development/aging, and the mechanism by which experience is embedded in the brain using computational and brain imaging approaches. The exchanging perspectives will facilitate future collaborative studies for the understanding of normal and impaired brain function.

Date: December 19, 2019 13:30-15:45

Venue: IRCN Seminar Room @ 13F, Faculty of Medicine Experimental Research Building, School of Medicine, Hongo Campus

13:30-14:15 Fumiyasu Komaki
IRCN and Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, UTokyo
“A state space approach for time series decomposition into oscillation components and phase estimation”

14:15-15:00 Patrick Purdon
MGH Harvard Medical School
“Anesthesia: A Natural Experiment in Human Neural Circuit Development”

15:00-15:45 Laurel Gabard-Durnam
Boston Children’s Hospital
“Translating critical period concepts into human development"

Patrick Purdon, Laurel Gabard-Durnam, Takao Hensch