Manchester Neuroimaging presents Representational similarity analysis workshop Thursday 13 September
|Dates:||13 September 2018|
|Times:||09:00 - 17:00|
|What is it:||Workshop|
|Organiser:||Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health|
|Speaker:||Catarina Ferreira (U Birmingham) [TBC], Jasper van den Bosche, Ian Charest|
Representational similarity analysis: a
Manchester Neuroimaging Workshop
Date: Thursday 13th September 2018
Time: 9:00 - 17:00
Local Organisers: Deborah Talmi & Jason Taylor
Presenters: Ian Charest, Jasper van den Bosche, & Catarina Ferreira (U Birmingham) TBC
Representational Similarity Analysis (RSA) is an exciting and a highly influential neuroimaging analysis method. It is prevalent in research in cognitive neuroscience, especially in high impact journals in the field. RSA allows us to go beyond the simple brain mapping question ("what regions of the brain participate in a certain task?") to answer fundamental questions about how information is represented in those brain regions (e.g., by category), and how this representational content differs between brain regions.
A practical, hands-on workshop on this technique will be held on Thursday 13th September for UoM staff and students who use, or plan to use, multivariate modelling methods for the analysis of fMRI and/or EEG datasets. The workshop will include an introduction to RSA, practical demonstrations, a hands-on workshop, and a bring-your-own data clinic.
The workshop is appropriate for academics and PhD students with previous neuroimaging and statistical analysis experience. Participants will need to bring a laptop with Matlab installed. We ask that participants attend the entire day. Places are limited.
A full schedule will be circulated prior to the event. See the preliminary agenda below:
9:00 - 9:30 Registration
9:30 - 12:30 From Data to RDMs: RSA Theory & Practice
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch break
13:30 - 15:30 From RDMs to Conclusions: Model Comparison & Statistical Inference
15:30 - 17:00 Workshop & Bring-Your-Own-Data clinic
If you are interested please email an expression of interest to Margaret.Naude@manchester.ac.uk by Monday 10th September. For planning purposes, please indicate whether you are an academic, researcher, or student (include year/programme/supervisor), and your level of neuroimaging and RSA expertise.
Deborah Talmi & Jason Taylor
thanks to Wellcome ISSF training fund
Catarina Ferreira (U Birmingham) [TBC]
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