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THOR Center for Neuroinformatics
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The title of this project, headed by Prof. Olaf B. Paulson, is (In translation) "Functional Activation of the Brain. Cognition and Language Investigated using PET and MRI. New PET-tracers. New Data Analysis Schemes". The participating Danish institutions are:
  • Dept. Neurology, Rigshospitalet.
  • Psychological Laboratory, University of Copenhagen.
  • Clinical-Physiology/Nuclear Medicine, Rigshospitalet.
  • Danish Center for Magnetic Resonance, Hvidovre Hospital.
  • Dept. Mathematical Modelling, Technical University of Denmark.
The overall goal of the project is to establish a Danish group in functional neuroimaging that can contribute significantly to the field and become internationally leading. The primary reseach objectives concern investigations in memory processes, language, visual object recognition and the mechanisms of attention. As an important part of the collaboration new information processing strategies are investigated for statistical analysis and visualization. The DTU group will investigate:
  • Geometric models of the brain for use in image reconstruction, segmentation, and visualization.
  • Use of anatomical a priori information form atlases and from structural MRI scan in the reconstruction and segmentation of functional scans (PET and fMRI).
  • Adaptive signal processing and data analysis using neural networks.
  • Interactive visualisation using VRML. As an important contribution to the neuroscience community, we are currently developing a toolbox for the widely used mathematical programming language MATLAB, for analysis of spatio-temporal data.

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