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Effective Brain Connectivity Through

a Constrained Autoregressive Model

Alessandro Crimi

Presentation

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MICCAI Daily: Thursday

Alessandro Crimi presented his poster and told us about his work. He works

on structural and functional connectomes, which is the network of

connections in the brain.

The novelty of his work is that he is particularly interested in merging the

two modalities. Merging the structural and functional information, trying to

reach the holy of effective connectivity. This is important because structural

connectomes shows all the brain connections but not the causality and

what is really used by the brain, and functional connections shows only the

correlation of brain areas which are activated at the same time by a task or

fundamental cognitive activity.

With effective connectivity we can see the structural connections which are

really used. He solved this issues by combining the two modalities.

The benefit of this approach is that it can help to study underlying process

of the brain, or be used in intra-operative settings for tumor, stroke and

other types of lesions during surgery.

Besides, Alessandro - together with other colleagues as

Prof. Menze, Prof.

Handels, Prof. Reyes, Oskar Meier

and

Stefan Winzeck

- organized the

Brainles MICCAI workshop ,

held the day before the main conference. The

event includes segmentation challenges, keynote talks and more about

brain tumor, multiple sclerosis and stroke. This was the second edition and

they look forward for suggestions for the third edition next year.

Help studying underlying process of

the brain, or be used in intra-operative

settings for tumor, stroke and other

types of lesions during surgery