Georgia Tech researcher to discuss a technique for mapping human brain activity

Published: Mar 29, 2010 9:00:00 AM
Media Contact: Cheryl Cobb, cobbche@auburn.edu, 334-844-2220

Rich Hammett, doctoral student at the Georgia Institute of Technology, will present a seminar "AFNI and FMRI: Introduction, Concepts, Principles" on Thursday, April 1 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in 1103 Shelby Center. 

Hammet will discuss AFNI, a set of programs for processing, analyzing, and displaying functional MRI (FMRI) data - a technique for mapping human brain activity. It is freely available for research purposes on SGI, Solaris, Linux, and Mac OS X platforms.  This presentation will outline a few basic questions in FMRI experimental analysis, and describe and explain some general information and some technical details about using AFNI for this analysis.

Hammet's area of interest is in digital and electronic models of brain function. He previously worked three years on the AFNI programming team at the National Institute of Mental Health.