The Neuroinformatics and Brain Connectivity (NBC) Laboratory focuses on characterizing activation within and between brain regions among healthy individuals and those diagnosed with neuropsychiatric disorders. With emphasis on development of data analysis algorithms, neuroscience informatics tools, and neuroimaging ontologies, the Lab’s mission is to enhance understanding of (dys)functional brain networks in health and disease. Improved understanding of such brain networks may impact educational trajectories for students (e.g., Exploring the Neural Mechanisms of Physics Learning), as well as treatment outcomes for patients (e.g., Impact of HIV and Cannabis on Brain Function). Through our various projects, the Lab aims to address real-world issues. If you would like to know more about specific projects, you are welcome to visit us on GitHub and the Open Science Framework.

Variability in the analysis of a single neuroimaging dataset by many teams
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Published 08 Jun 2020
Functional Characterization of Atrophy Patterns Related to Cognitive Impairment
Schnellbacher GJ, Hoffstaedter F, Eickhoff SB, Caspers S, Nickl-Jockschat T, Fox PT, Laird AR, Schulz JB, Reetz K, Dogan I, Front Neurol 11 :18 (2020).
Published 18 Feb 2020
Ontological Dimensions of Cognitive-Neural Mappings
Bolt T, Nomi JS, Arens R, Vij SG, Riedel M, Salo T, Laird AR, Eickhoff SB, Uddin LQ, Neuroinformatics (2020).
Published 18 Feb 2020
How do individuals with high functioning autism spectrum disorder perform social processing?
How do adolescents perform effort-based decision making?
What can we learn from dense sampling of individuals?
A new, independently developed fork of the bctpy library.
A new frontend for Brainspell and a resource to facilitate neuroimaging meta-analysis.
A Python package for neuroimaging meta-analysis that provides a shared syntax for a range for algorithms.

Graduate students Jessica Flannery, Lauren Hill-Bowen, and Ranjita Poudel were awarded pilot seed grant funds for two new research projects.

Posted 03 Dec 2019

NBC Lab personnel Jessica Flannery, Matthew Sutherland, Michael Riedel, Ranjita Poudel and Angela Laird published an empirical article in the peer reviewed, high-impact journal.

Posted 16 Oct 2019

Drs. Michael Tobia, Matthew Sutherland, and Angela Laird were awarded funding to investigate health disparities among aging individuals.

Posted 14 Aug 2019

Drs. Matthew Sutherland and Michael Riedel are NIH Loan Repayment Program awardees

Posted 14 Aug 2019

Katie and Taylor receive Trainee Travel Awards for the 2019 BRAIN Initiative Investigators Meeting

Posted 13 Apr 2019