Functional cortical cartography

M.A. Frost

Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisInternal

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Abstract

My research has focused on understanding the relationship between structure and function in the human brain. Just like fingerprints, each person has a unique folding pattern in their brain. This convoluted folding pattern is surely part of what makes us individuals, but also introduces some difficulties into the field of neuroimaging. First among these difficulties is the challenge of ensuring you can compare the same brain area across a population of subjects. By using advanced analysis techniques I was able to create probabilistic maps of function brain areas, allowing one to predict the function of a particular brain area, only by knowing its anatomical location. Furthermore, I developed new analysis techniques to improve the effectiveness of group brain imaging studies. Finally, I used these new techniques to track the development of the brain’s auditory system, in structure and function, through childhood, adolescence and into adulthood.

Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Goebel, Rainer, Supervisor
  • Formisano, Elia, Advisor
Award date14 Sep 2012
Place of PublicationMaastricht
Publisher
Print ISBNs9789462031524
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012

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