Functional connectivity using resting state fMRI—Methods and applications
During recent years, the use of blood oxygenation level dependent (BOLD) fMRI has moved from stimulus driven experiments to acquisition of data while the subject is at rest. From such data, so-called functional connectivity can be measured, i.e. how different parts of the brain are co-activated during rest. This lecture will provide a brief introduction to resting state fMRI methods, from data acquisition to final analysis. Additionally, an application of resting state fMRI to early diagnosis of Alzheimer´s Disease will be presented.
About the speaker
Mannfolk specializes in resting-state MRI, where connectivity between different brain areas is assessed without tasks. This technique can be used to identify networks in the brain, and see how they change during pathology.