ISE Seminar: Magnetoencephalography (MEG): Revealing Brain Activity, Functional Mapping, and Connectomics


10:40 am-11:30 am
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Weil Hall Room 406
1949 Stadium Rd
Gainesville, Florida 32611


Magnetoencephalography (MEG): Revealing Brain Activity, Functional Mapping, and Connectomics

Abbas Babajani-Feremi, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Neurology & AI
University of Florida

Magnetoencephalography (MEG) has emerged as a powerful tool for investigating brain activity, significantly advancing our comprehension of various neurological conditions. This presentation aims to elucidate the remarkable potential of MEG in the r localization of brain activity, functional mapping, and brain connectomics.

The first objective of this talk is to compare and contrast MEG with other modalities, specifically electroencephalography (EEG). By examining the strengths and limitations of each modality, participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of how MEG stands out as a valuable technique for studying epileptic phenomena. The unique ability of MEG to capture magnetic fields generated by neural activity with exceptional spatial and temporal resolution will be highlighted.

Moving on to the second objective, this speech will delve into the applications of MEG in localizing epileptiform discharges and functional brain mapping. Participants will gain insights into how MEG provides precise information about the source and spread of epileptic activity, facilitating accurate localization and aiding in surgical planning. Additionally, the utilization of MEG for functional brain mapping will be explored, showing its role in mapping cortical regions involved in language, motor, and sensory functions.

Lastly, the third objective aims to appraise the reliability of MEG in advanced applications such as brain connectomics in neurological conditions. The integration of MEG with advanced analysis techniques, including machine learning and brain connectivity analysis, allows for a comprehensive examination of network-level brain activity and connectivity patterns.

Through this presentation, attendees will gain a deeper appreciation for the power of MEG in epilepsy research and its broader applications in neuroscience. By comparing MEG with other modalities, understanding its applications in localization and functional mapping, and evaluating its reliability in advanced analyses, participants will be equipped with

During this presentation, participants will acquire valuable insights into MEG and its advanced applications in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological conditions, as well as its broader implications in the field of neuroscience.