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.

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.

predict— layout: news title: NBC Graduate Students Awarded CCF Seed Funds for New Pilot Research author: Jessica Flannery category: news tags: [] image: /assets/images/news/eeg.jpg excerpt: NBC graduate students Jessica Flannery, Lauren Hill-Bowen, and Ranjita Poudel were awarded CCF grants to fund two different research endeavors. — Lauren Hill-Bowen and Ranjita Poudelhave received $5000 to fund the proposed pilot project entitled, “Altered reward processing and chronic nicotine use: Training, preprocessing, and analysis of an existing simultaneous EEG-fMRI dataset”. This project will leverage an existing electroencephalography (EEG) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) dataset to provide enhanced understanding of the brain processes linked with chronic nicotine exposure and acute therapeutic administration. Jessica Flannery has also been awarded $5000 to fund the proposed pilot project, “Behavioral approach toward electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) stimuli and future use intentions among middle schoolers.” This project will supplement data collection efforts of The ACE Project, an ongoing, large-scale, longitudinal study by expanding the age range of participants to also include middle school students. This project will develop and employ an additional behavioral task called the Approach Avoidance Task that has potential to predict future ENDS use.

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