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CFIN and MIB Guest Talk: Richard Bowtell

Richard Bowtell is visiting Aarhus for a doctoral defense and will give a guest talk at CFIN.

31.08.2018 | Henriette Blæsild Vuust

Dato fre 07 sep
Tid 10:00 11:00
Sted CFIN meeting room, 5th floor, AUH building 10G, Nørrebrogade 44, Aarhus C

Richard Bowtell

Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nottingham, UK

Richard Bowtell is one of the authors of the recent Nature-paper on non-cryogenic (room-temperature) MEG entitled: 
Moving magnetoencephalography towards real-world applications with a wearable system.

Richard Bowtell will visit CFIN and give a talk on his research under the same title:

Richard Bowtell
Moving magnetoencephalography towards real-world applications with a wearable system


Imaging human brain function with techniques such as magnetoencephalography (MEG) typically requires a subject to perform tasks while their head remains still within a restrictive scanner. This artificial environment makes the technique inaccessible to many people, and limits the experimental questions that can be addressed. In a Wellcome-funded collaboration between the University of Nottingham and UCL, we have developed magnetoencephalography system that can be worn like a helmet, allowing free and natural movement during scanning. This is made possible by the integration of quantum sensors, which do not rely on superconducting technology, with a system for nulling background magnetic fields. This system has been used to make MEG measurements while subjects make natural movements, including head nodding, stretching, drinking and playing a ball game.


The talk should be relevant and interesting for everyone at CFIN and MIB, so we hope you’ll come to hear about the latest rave in the MEG-world from one of the people driving the development.  


Arrangement, Sundhed og sygdom, Videnskabelig medarbejder, CFIN, CFIN, Ph.d.-studerende, Musicinthebrain, Forskningsårsstuderende, Teknisk/administrativ medarbejder