There are many sequences that have been proposed to be suited for layer-fMRI. This list includes GE-BOLD (Menon 1999), SE-EPI (Goense 2006), CPMG (Scheffler 2021), ASL (Kashyap 2021), diffusion fMRI (Truong 2009), 3D-GRASE (Moerel 2018), calibrated BOLD aka CMRO2 mapping (Guidi 2020), VASO (Hua 2013), phase regression (Stanley 2021), onset-time imaging (Yu 2014), depth-dependent deconvolution (Markuerkiaga 2021), CVR-calibration (Guidi 2016), and many more.
In this blog post, I want to summarise the take-home message from the seemingly never ending battle between researchers fighting about the best sequence for layer-fMRI. I seek to do so by means of cynical metaphors in graphical form. Because, why not. There are plenty more serious discussions already elsewhere1,2,3.
Continue reading “Which sequence is best for layer-fMRI? A graphic story in cynical metaphors.”
In this post I am collecting layer-fMRI abstracts of the main neuro imaging conferences.
This is following the tradition of layer-fMRI abstracts in the previous years:
layer-fMRI abstracts 2019
layer-fMRI abstracts 2020
Continue reading “layer-fMRI abstracts 2021”
On April 20th 2021, the third virtual layer-fMRI took place. 120 (unique) attendees joined and discussed the connection between layer-fMRI and cognitive models.
This meeting is held as a succession of the first two virtual dinner in May 2020, and Sept 2020:
In this third event, it will be discussed how the layer-fMRI methodologies might be able to inform Cognitive models. The three speakers are researchers that are working to examine cognitive processes whose study is aided by understanding the structure and function of cortical layers. These cognitive processes could include memory, attention, learning, dreaming, language or cortical predictions (plus many, many more!)
Floris de Lange will give an overview of work done by his group to capture laminar fMRI activity changes in the visual cortex for prediction, attention and bottom-up input. André Bastos will present results of laminar LFP recordings and how feed-forward gamma-band and feedback alpha/beta band modulations help to understand cognitive effects including attention, working memory, and prediction processing. Michelle Moerel will talk about how computational models can be combined with laminar fMRI to understand human auditory processing.
Below you find the important links of the virtual event. Embedded videos of the talks, discussions, and a summary of the hot topics are going to be added on the day after the event.
Continue reading “Third Virtual Layer-fMRI ‘Dinner’: Cognitive Models and Cortical Layers.”
On Sept 28th 2020, the second virtual layer-fMRI event is scheduled.
This meeting is held as a succession of the first virtual dinner in May 2020: https://layerfmri.com/virtualevent1/
In this second event, it will be discussed how the research field can bridge the gap between layer-dependent activity measures that are obtained with fMRI and electrophysiology, respectively. Kamil Ugurbil will present the perspective of high resolution for human neuroscience, Lucia Melloni will present the perspective of depth-dependent electrophysiological recordings in humans, and Seong-Gi Kim will talk about the combination of both worlds, layer-fMRI and layer-dependent electrophysiological recordings.
Below you find the important links of the the virtual event. Embedded videos of the talks, discussions, and a summary of the hot topics are going to be added on the day after the event.
Continue reading “Second Virtual Layer-fMRI ‘Dinner’: Laminae in the brain; fMRI vs. electrophysiology”
This blog post summarizes the FENS webinar entitled: Multiscale, multimethod human brain imaging. Organised by the Human Brain Mapping.
Organized by Lars Muckli and Lucy Petro.
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On May 7th 2020, there was a virtual layerfMRI event to discuss current issues in the field.
This meeting was held as a replacement of an originally planned layer-fMRI dinner at ISMRM and happened in succession of an earlier in-person layerfMRI workshop in November 2019 (meeting minutes here).
Below you find the important links of the the virtual event, videos of the talks and discussions, and a summary of the hot topics that were discussed.
Continue reading “Meeting minutes of the virtual layer-fMRI event #1”
This blog post gives an overview of the scientific network of researchers that are using the VASO (vascular space occupancy) for applications in layer-fMRI. I tried to give an overview of all layer-fMRI VASO papers published so far and provide a map of all layer-fMRI VASO labs around the globe. Continue reading “Layer-fMRI VASO worldwide”
In this blog post, I want to share my thoughts on the number of layers that should be extracted from any given dataset. I will try to give an overview of how many layers are usually extracted in the field, I’ll describe my personal choices of layer numbers, and I will try to discuss the challenges of layer signal extraction along the way.
Continue reading “How many layers should I extract?”
Recently, my adviser Peter Bandettini asked me to compile a list of all potential applications for layer-fMRI. It was a fun exercise to think about it. Below, you find a list of all potential applications that I could think of. Continue reading “List of potential layer-fMRI application studies”
This post contains a collection of recently presented powerpoint slides.
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There is a long list of software packages that are capable of performing high-resolution MRI analysis.
Some of them are used by multiple groups and some of them are customized for specific studies only.
In this post, I want to give an overview over the most important software packages, their advantages and disadvantages, and their popularity in the field.
Continue reading “layer-fMRI software repositories”
There are about 80 people with a strong interest in layer-fMRI.
The whole list can be seen here.
These people are included in the listserv: firstname.lastname@example.org
To subscribe, please write an informal email to email@example.com
Currently there are more then 100 ultra-high field scanners installed.
An open google map of all scanners:
Continue reading “High field MRI scanners worldwide”