Organization for Human Brain Mapping 2012

We are pleased to invite you to attend the 18th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping to be held June 10-14, 2012 in Beijing, China at the China National Convention Center (CNCC).

OHBM draws attendance between 2500-3000 attendees each year. Membership in the organization is growing and the meeting continues to be one of the most significant neuroimaging conferences for those in the field. The OHBM meeting boasts a combination of exciting scientific programs and social events, all tailored to the city the meeting is being held.

We look forward to seeing you in Beijing!
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Monday, June 11, 2012, 11:45-12:30

Functional Architecture of Face Processing in the Primate Brain
Leslie Ungerleider, Laboratory of Brain & Cognition, NIMH, Bethesda, MD, USA

Lecture Abstract:
Face recognition is a remarkable ability, given the tens of thousands of different faces we can recognize, sometimes even many years later after a single encounter. This unique ability likely depends on specialized neural machinery dedicated to face processing. This talk will focus on the network dynamics among regions mediating the recognition of both face identity and facial expression in the primate brain.

Dr. Ungerleider is Chief of the Laboratory of Brain and Cognition at the National Institute of Mental Health and an NIH Distinguished Investigator. She hs been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Institute of Medicine.

Monday, June 11, 2012, 17:15-18:00

Title TBA
Andreas Engel, Dept. of Neurophysiology and Pathophysiology University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany

Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 10:00-10:45

The Topological Definition of Perceptual Objects: Theory, Behavioral Evidence, and Neural Representation
Lin Chen, State Key Laboratory of Brain and Cognitive Science, Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 17:15-18:00

Structural and Functional Architecture of the Human Cerebral Cortex: Multiscale and Multimodal Maps
Karl Zilles, Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine, Research Centre Jülich, and C. & O. Vogt Institute, University Düsseldorf, Germany

Lecture Abstract:
The contribution of “tedious anatomy” for understanding brain structures underlying various types of neuroimaging data will be demonstrated. Localization beyond the common misuse of so-called “Brodmann maps”, multiscale (from molecules to circuits) and multimodal (cyto- and receptorarchitecture) mapping strategies, as well as an ultra-high resolution approach to structural connectivity will be discussed.

Karl Zilles is Professor of Brain Research at the Cécile & Oskar Vogt-Institute, University of Düsseldorf and Director at the Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine, Research Center Juelich, Germany. His research topics are molecular organization, architectonic mapping and connectivity of the cerebral cortex, and transmitter receptors in brain diseases.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 10:00-10:45

Title TBA
Michael Merzenich, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA

Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 17:15-18:00

Title TBA
Alan Evans, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada

Thursday, June 14, 2012, 10:00-10:45

Meta-Analytic Modeling of Human Neural Systems: Data-Driven Hypothesis Generation
Peter Fox, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, USA

Lecture Abstract:
Stereotactic coordinates provide a standard framework for reporting structural and functional neuroimaging results. Widespread adoption of this standard has created an extensive, diverse literature uniquely well-suited for large-scale data mining. In response, a family of statistical methods for coordinate-based meta-analysis (CBMA) have been developed. Collectively, CBMA methods provide data-driven hypothesis generation and neural system modeling, including emergent properties (e.g., meta-analytic connectivity maps). A particularly powerful application of CMBA is creation of models for constrained exploration of new primary data sets.

Dr. Peter Fox is Director of the Research Imaging Institute and Professor of Radiology, Neurology, Psychiatry and Physiology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. After a residency in Neurology, Dr. Fox trained in functional brain imaging under Dr. Marcus Raichle at Washington University. Dr. Fox is the originator of the BrainMap project (, which includes the BrainMap database and a suite of tools for coordinate-based meta-analysis and neural-system modeling.

Speech and Auditory Memory: How Deep is Their Connection?
Mortimer Mishkin, PhD, Bethesda, MD, USA

Lecture Abstract:
This talk revolves around two seemingly unrelated findings. The first is the momentous discovery of the FOXP2 gene, essential for oromotor articulation, an ability that likely evolved within the hominid line in just the last 300,000 years. The second finding, less momentous but more puzzling, is that, unlike humans, monkeys seem unable to store long-term memories in audition, even though they are easily able to do so in vision and touch. Together, these two pieces of evidence suggest that speech and long-term auditory memory may be indissolubly linked. An initial test provides this suggestion with some preliminary support.

Mortimer Mishkin received an AB from Dartmouth College (1946) and an MA (1949) and PhD (1951) from McGill University (MA with D.O. Hebb; PhD with H.E. Rosvold and K.H. Pribram). In 1955, after completing postdoctoral research with both Pribram at the Institute of Living, Hartford, CT, and H.L. Teuber at Bellevue Medical Center, New York University, he joined Rosvold at NIMH, where, in 1980, he became chief of the Laboratory of Neuropsychology (LN), and, in 1994, associate director for basic research at NIMH. He relinquished both titles in 1997, remaining chief of LN’s Section on Cognitive Neuroscience, acting chief of LN, and visiting professor at University College London Institute of Child Health.

10 Jun - 14 Jun 2012

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