Layer-fMRI abstracts 2022

This page collects layer-fMRI abstracts from neuro imaging conferences in 2022. This is following the tradition of layer-fMRI abstracts in the previous years: layer-fMRI abstracts 2019, layer-fMRI abstracts 2020, and layer-fMRI abstracts 2021. Comments and completions are welcome (

NIH BRAIN initiative conference

Link to conference (June 21st-June 22nd):

  • Hartung (MGH): Biophysical simulations of BOLD fMRI responses using human Vascular Anatomical Network models. IPoster
  • Choi (MGH): Distinguish hemodynamic responses at the white matter tract from the laminar-specific gray matter fMRI signal with high spatiotemporal line-scanning fMR. IPoster
  • Blazewskaja (MGH): Relating functional MRI to neuronal activity: accounting for effects of microarchitecture. IPoster.
  • Fomin-Thunemann (Boston): Laminar O2 Measurements reveal high metabolic activity in Cortical Layer I during active Brain States. IPoster.

OHBM in Glasgow

Link to conference (June 19th – June 23rd):

In order to see the comments to the posters and have virtual discussion, this is the platform Mirrored posters.

Virtual session on June 8th

June 7th

ISMRM in London

Link to conference (May 7th-May12th):

Note, the link to the proceedings required login credentials. The link to the open abstract it available for everyone.

Monday May 9th 09:15: Gather Town Pitches (South West, 1)

Monday, 09 May 15:45 – 16:45: Posters (Exhibition Hall:S8 & S9)

  • #1106 Computer 11: A. Berman (MGH): Improved high-resolution fMRI image quality with simultaneous multislice VFA-FLEET using a novel multi-kernel slice-GRAPPA algorithm. (proceedings abstract, open abstract, Pathable).

Monday May 9th 17:00- 19:00: Gather Town Pitches (South West, 1)

Tuesday, 10 May 14:30 – 15:30: Powerpitch Talks (Power Pitch Theatre 1)

Tuesday, 10 May 17:45 – 18:45: Powerpitch Talks (Power Pitch Theatre)

  • #0362: S. Sengupta (Vanmderbilt): Shuttered Echo Planar fMRI with Dynamic Motion and Phase Correction. (open abstract, Pathable).

Tuesday, 10 May 18:45 – 19:45. Poster

  • #1829 PF Yang (Vanderbilt): Layer-specific microsimulation of S2 cortex revealed distinct functional microcircuits in non-human primate brain (abstract, Pathable)

Wednesday, 11 May 09:15 – 11:15. Talks (S11 (Breakout B))

Wednesday May 11th 14:30-15:30. Poster (Exhibition Hall:S8 & S9)

Wednesday May 11th 15:30-16:30. Poster (Exhibition Hall:S8 & S9)

Wednesday, 11 May 16:45 – 18:45 Talks (N11 (Breakout A)):

Thursday, 12 May 14:45 – 15:45: Talks: Power Pitch: Power Pitch Theatre 2

Thursday, 12 May 14:45 – 16:45 Talks (S11 (Breakout A)):

  • #0682: G. Hartung (MGH) 14:57: Simulated fMRI responses using human Vascular Anatomical Network models with varying architecture and dynamics. (proceedings abstract, open abstract, Pathable).

Invited Lectures:

  • Peter Koopmans: The Higher, the Better: Acquisition & Analysis at Ultra-High Field, Tuesday, 10 May 08:00, ICC Capital Suite 14-16, Sunrise lecture (Pathable).
  • Seong-Gi Kim: Preclinical Simultaneous fMRI & Electrophysiology. Thursday, 12 May. 8:00 ICC Capital Hall 1, Sunrise lecture.
  • Kamil Ugurbil: Finding Ecstasy & Agony in a Marriage Between Physics & Neuroscience, Thursday, 12 May. 19:30, ICC Auditorium, Mansfield Lecture.

ISMRM Benelux meeting in Maastricht

Link to workshop (April 25th 2022):

Powerpitch (time: 9:45, room: Brussels/Paris)

  • PP 005 Sebastian Dresbach: High temporo-spatial resolution VASO reveals differential laminar reactivity to event-related stimuli at 7T. Abstract.

Poster session 1 (odd numbered posters) (time 12:15-12:45, room: Praetorium)

  • P 055 Ícaro Agenor Ferreira Oliveira: Comparing population Receptive Field mapping using VASO-CBV and BOLD. Abstract.

Poster session 2 (even numbered posters) (time 14:00-14:30, room: Praetorium)

  • P 012 Luisa Raimondo: Spin-echo line-scanning at 7T. Abstract.
  • P 052 Kenshu Koiso: Towards whole-brain layer-fMRI connectivity: methodological advancements for functional layer connectomics. Abstract.
  • P 056 Alessandra Pizzuti: Laminar and columnar functional organization of human area MT using VASO at 7T. Abstract.
  • P 062 Nikos Priovoulos: Combining Arterial Blood Contrast with BOLD improves fMRI laminar specificity. Abstract.

Oral session (time 14:30, room: Brussels)

  • O 015 Lonike Faes: CBV-sensitive layer-fMRI in the human auditory cortex at 7T: Challenges and capabilities. Abstract.

Oral session (time 16:00, room Paris)

  • O 029 Emiel Roefs: The Relative Contribution of the Vascular Architecture and Reactivity to the BOLD signal Formation. Abstract.
  • O 030 Alejandro Monreal: Combining the benefits of 3D acquisitions and spiral readouts in VASO fMRI. Abstract.
  • O 031 Deni Kurban: VASO fMRI using 2D-SMS spiral readouts. Abstract.

UHF Workshop by ISMRM in Lisbon

Link to workshop (March 18th – March 22nd):

  • Kaihua Zhang, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD, USA: Differential Laminar Activation in the Medial & Lateral Entorhinal Cortex in the Human Brain Revealed by Laminar Functional MRI at 7T. (abstract).
  • Kenshu Koiso, B.Sc, The University of Electro-Communications, Chofu, Japan: Towards Whole-Brain Layer-fMRI Connectivity: Methodological Advancements for Functional Layer Connectomics. (abstract).
  • Alessandra Pizzuti, Ph.D. Candidate, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands: Laminar & Columnar Functional Organization of Human Area MT Using VASO at 7T. (abstract)
  • Luca Vizioli, Ph.D. University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN, USA: Ultra-High Resolution Human Functional Imaging Using 10.5 Tesla. (abstract).
  • Daniel C. Marsh, M.Sc., University of Nottingham, Nottingham, England, UK: Laminar Layer 7T fMRI-EEG Reveals Human Alpha Oscillations Are Predominately From Superficial & Deep Layers. (abstract).
  • Sebastian Dresbach, Ph.D. Candidate, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands: High Temporo-Spatial Resolution VASO Reveals Differential Laminar Reactivity to Short Stimuli at 7T (poster).
  • Christoph A. Rettenmeier, Ph.D., University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, USA: Pseudo-Golden Angle 3D Radial Echo-Planar Imaging for BOLD Functional MRI at Ultra-High Field. (abstract).
  • Logan T. Dowdle, Ph.D. University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN, USA: Uncovering depth-dependent and task-modulated activation in the ventral temporal lobe with ultra-high field fMRI. (abstract).
  • Michael Asghar, Ph.D., Nottingham, UK: Two-dimensional population receptive field mapping of human primary somatosensory cortex. (abstracts).
  • Laurentius Huber, Ph.D, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands. Probing Cortical Circuitry: Laminar fMRI in Humans. (invited lecture).
  • Seong-Gi Kim, Ph.D. Institute for Basic Science & Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, South Korea: Hemodynamic fMRI at Ultra-High Fields: Toward Systems Neuroscience Research. (material not available yet).
  • David Feinberg, M.D., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA: Nex-Gen 7T, Berkeley. (synopsis).

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