Sarah Genon Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine - Brain & Behaviour (INM-7) - Research Centre Jülich - GermanySarah GenonInstitute of Neuroscience and Medicine - Brain & Behaviour (INM-7) - Research Centre Jülich - Germany
- 06 Oct 2023
- 11 h 30 min - 12 h 30 min
- Neuroscience Seminar Series
From the complexity of brain organization to challenges in brain-behaviour mapping, by Sarah Genon
From the complexity of brain organization to challenges in brain-behaviour mapping
Understanding brain-behaviour relationships in humans remains as one of the most complex scientific question. For a few decades, data offered by neuroimaging approaches, in particular MRI, have been under intense scientific investigations and methodological questioning. These have highlighted continuous challenges and open questions. Several principles and challenges in studying brain organization and brain-behaviour relationships will be illustrated here by one of the most studied brain region, the hippocampus. Beyond regional mapping, multivariate brain mapping to behaviour has more recently opened new perspectives by revealing complex patterns of brain-behaviour relationships. These approaches foster new insights, but they also come with their own challenges.
Sarah Genon is an associate professor at the Heinrich-Heine University of Dusseldorf (Germany). She is supported by the Heisenberg Programm of the German research society (DFG). She is also a group leader at the Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine, Brain and Behaviour at the research centre Juelich in Belgium. Her lab applies data-driven approaches on large and rich neuroimaging datasets to better understand brain organization and its relationship to human behavior.