Introduction to Connectomics

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Connectomics is big data for the brain.

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Combined with high powered data analytics and machine learning, it is providing doctors and researchers the most comprehensive model of the human brain to date, and may answer century old questions about cognition, neurological and mental illnesses, and what makes us human. 

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References:

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Glasser, M. F., Coalson, T. S., Robinson, E. C., Hacker, C. D., Harwell, J., Yacoub, E., Ugurbil, K., Andersson, J., Beckmann, C. F., Jenkinson, M., Smith, S. M., & Van Essen, D. C. (2016). A multi-modal parcellation of human cerebral cortex. Nature, 536(7615), 171–178.

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Images taken from The Human Connectome Project http://www.humanconnectomeproject.org/gallery/ 

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Visualizations generated by Omniscient software

About the speaker

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Michael Sughrue MD

Chief Medical Officer - Omniscient Neurotechnology

 

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Dr Michael Sughrue is one of the world’s leading neurosurgeons and researchers in Connectomics. He is the former Director of the Brain Tumor Center at the University of Oklahoma, during which it grew to being one of the top ten largest clinics in the US. He has lectured around the world on the management of glioma and the use of Connectomics, having performed over 3,000 brain tumour surgeries and published over 250 peer-reviewed articles.

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