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Get up to speed about the fundamental principles of full brain network modeling using the open-source neuroinformatics platform The Virtual Brain (TVB).
The workshop has been strategically scheduled to take place preceding the annual Brain Connectivity Workshop that will take place May 17-19 in Zurich, Switzerland.
In the workshop we will explain the fundamental principles of full brain network modeling using the open source neuroinformatics platform The Virtual Brain (TVB).
This simulation environment enables the biologically realistic modeling of network dynamics using connectome-based approaches across different brain scales. Personalized brain network models can be derived from an individual’s MRI data.
Configurable brain network models generate macroscopic neuroimaging signals including functional MRI, intracranial and stereotactic EEG, surface EEG and MEG for single subjects.
Researchers from different backgrounds can benefit from an integrative software platform including a supporting framework for data management (generation, organization, storage, integration and sharing) and a simulation core written in Python. Applications to use cases in the healthy and diseased brain are explicitly presented.
Workshop format: lectures and hands-on tutorials. Participants are encouraged to bring their own data to work on.
Workshop program overview:
To get the most out of this workshop as an attendee, you might want to get a head-start by preparing your gear before you arrive:
In case of any technical problems with TVB installation, head over to the TVB user forum on Google Groups
Apart from learning together, you can meet and talk to a good part of The Virtual Brain's core team, covering a broad range of topics from cutting-edge neuroscience research to advanced software development.
08:30 - 09:00
Registration & caffeine intake
09:00 - 09:15
09:15 - 10:45
A generative model of the brain: Describing the building blocks of a brain network model
Basic principles and assumptions, recent studies with different local models, approximation of neural fields.
10:45 - 11:00
11:00 - 11:45
Architecture of TVB
Overview of the software architecture of The Virtual Brain.
11:45 - 12:30
Hands-On: Interacting with TVB using GUI
Learn to prepare and run TVB simulations through web interface.
12:30 - 13:30
13:30 - 14:15
Hands-On: Interacting with TVB using CLI
Introduction to the Python interface of The Virtual Brain.
14:15 - 14:55
From imaging data to TVB datasets: conceptual introduction
Overview of the neuroimaging data formats, software, and steps to get TVB-compatible datasets.
14:55 - 15:10
15:10 - 16:00
From imaging data to TVB datasets
Practical example of processing the neuroimaging data
16:00 - 16:40
Hands-On: Further topics in preprocessing imaging data
How to obtain gain matrices for MEG, EEG and sEEG recordings.
16:40 - 17:20
(Optional) Hands-On: Bring your own data: preprocessing
Hands-on session for participants with their own data.
08:30 - 09:00
9:00 - 9:45
Data fitting: theoretical background
Fitting the model outputs and the measurements: parameter sweeps, Bayesian inference.
9:45 - 10:30
Modeling resting state networks
Modeling resting state networks and exploring their dynamics using the subjects from the Human Connectome Project database.
10:30 - 10:45
10:45 - 11:30
Investigating the effect of strokes using TVB
An example on how to model the structural lesions in a stroke patient.
11:30 - 12:15
Hands-On: Modeling epilepsy
Modeling partial seizure propagation for specific patients.
12:15 - 13:15
13:15 - 14:15
Hands-On: Modifying TVB code and implementing new features
A guide on how to add a new neural mass model, integration scheme, or a monitor to the code of TVB.
14:15 - 14:25
14:25 - 14:40
14:40 - 17:20
(Optional) Hands-On: Bring your own data
Setting up and running the simulations under the supervision of TVB experts.
Faculty of Medicine at La Timone
27 Boulevard Jean Moulin
Pedagogical Building, Room 202
13005 Marseille, France
This workshop is organized and hosted by the TVB team.