[FieldTrip] data analysis competition / Biomag2012
ole.jensen at donders.ru.nl
Wed Mar 21 15:28:58 CET 2012
We would like to announce (2nd announcement) the data analysis
competition at the Biomag2012 meeting (Paris, Aug 26-30). Please
encourage students and postdocs to participate. There were some
technical glitches in the data after the 1st announcement. They are now
With best wishes,
Ole Jensen and Ali Bahramisharif
*Biomag2012 analysis competition - distributed representations
The decoding of mental states and neuronal representations from brain
imaging data is a research field in rapid development (Spiers HJ,
Maguire EA. Decoding human brain activity during real-world experiences.
Trends Cogn Sci. 2007 ; Haynes JD, Rees G. Decoding mental states from
brain activity in humans. Nat Rev Neurosci. 2006). These decoding
approaches have a great potential in MEG research where data are
recorded from hundreds of sensors with a millisecond time resolution. In
particular cognitive neuroscience could benefit from further development
of decoding approaches in order to identify representational specific
The aim of the competition is to:
* Promote the development and application of new multivariate analysis
techniques for decoding of brain activity
* Make the audience aware of novel approaches
* Elucidate the pros and cons of the different techniques
o Which assumptions are behind a given approach?
o What are the limitations?
* Attract signal-processing experts from outside the MEG field
* Encourage a discussion on the cognitive insight the techniques can
The deadline for submitting results is Aug 17, 2012.
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