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.

A view behind the mask of sanity: meta-analysis of aberrant brain activity in psychopaths.
Poeppl TB, Donges MR, Mokros A, Rupprecht R, Fox PT, Laird AR, Bzdok D, Langguth B, Eickhoff SB, Mol Psychiatry (2018).
Published 23 Jul 2018
Published 23 Jun 2018
Convergence Analysis of Micro-Lesions (CAML): An approach to mapping of diffuse lesions from carotid revascularization.
Rosen AC, Soman S, Bhat J, Laird AR, Stephens J, Eickhoff SB, Fox PM, Long B, Dinishak D, Ortega M, Lane B, Wintermark M, Hitchner E, Zhou W, Neuroimage Clin 18 :553-559 (2018).
Published 17 Jun 2018
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?
How does electronic cigarette use affect youths during development?
Better understanding the neurobiology of addiction through meta-analysis.
Can we automatically annotate the cognitive neuroscience literature?

NBC Lab Cognitive Neuroscience graduate students have all successfully defended their masters theses!

Posted 31 Oct 2018

Dr. Sutherland honored as Faculty Senate Awardee for Excellence in Research & Creative Activities.

Posted 27 Sep 2018

A new FIU News article on creativity interviews Dr. Laird!

Posted 23 Aug 2018

First in-house cog neuro hackathon for brainconn.

Posted 15 Aug 2018

Dr. Laird, Dr. Riedel, Katie, and Taylor attend Neuroinformatics 2018 in Montreal.

Posted 10 Aug 2018