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2021 ANNUAL MEETING  

A WORLDWIDE VIDEO SYMPOSIUM

A multidisciplinary meeting dedicated to exchanging ideas in clinical and basic neurosciences including functional neuroimaging, cognitive neuroscience, language and movement networks, neurosurgery and awake brain mapping, cortical parcellation and brain atlasing and computer science, deep learning and AI. 

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GEORGE SAMANDOURAS

Consultant Neurosurgeon

The National Hospital & UCL

London, UK

Eloquent and silent white matter tracts & New models of clinicans/scientists collaboration

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MARSEL MESULAM

Professor of Neuroscience and Director, Mesulam Centre for Cognitive Neurology, Chicago, USA

Geschwind, 60 Years of Disconnection Syndromes, and Neurocognitive Networks & Neuroanatomy of Word Comprehension: Lessons from Primary Progressive Aphasia

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GREGORY HICKOK

University of California, Irving

Evolution of dual stream language models & Neural basis of syntax and grammar

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DAVID VAN ESSEN

Endowed Professor of Neuroscience, University of Washington, USA

Cerebral cortical parcelation and connectivity

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NINA DRONKERS

Director, Center for Aphasia and related Disorders, Univeristy of Berkley, USA

Scanning Broca’s patients brains;
what have we learnt?

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M THIEBAUT DE SCHOTTEN

Director of Research /CNRS  Univeristy of Bordaux

Inter-hemispheric compensation
of functional deficits after brain
damage

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EVELINA FEDORENKO

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, USA

Broca's area is not a natural kind

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GEORGE OJEMANN

Professor Emeritus, Neurosurgery, University of Washington, USA

Old and new lessons learnt in a
lifetime of awake brain mapping

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ALEXANDRA GOLBY

Director of Image-guided Neurosurgery, Harvard Medical School

Intraoperative technologies to
identify and preserve language;
how reliable are they?

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ANTHONY DICK

Professor of Psychology, Florida International University, Miami, USA

Pros and cons of diffusion tensor
imaging in language mapping

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J C FERNANDEZ-MIRANDA

Surgical Director, Stanford Brain Tumor Center, Palo Alto, USA

Anatomic & tractographic dissections language white matter tracts; advantages & limitations & Anatomical simulation & virtual reality models

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DANIEL MARGULIES  

Tenured CNRS Researcher, PI, Frontlab, Paris, France

Gradients in cortical organization

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ANDREW MCEVOY

Consultant Neurosurgeon

The National Hospital & UCL,

London, UK

Experience with robotic brain
surgery

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SOTIRIOS BISDAS

Professor of Neuroradiology

University College London, UK

Multiparametric tumour imaging

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ROGER LEMON

Emeritus Professor
UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology

Functions of SMA, primary motor
and somatosensory cortices

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CHRISTOS KOUTSARNAKIS

Head, Neuroanatomy Lab, University of Athens, Greece

Language and middle &
inferior longitudinal fasciculi

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CRISTOF KOCH

President and Chief Scientist

Allen Institute, Seatle, USA

Neural networks subserving consciousness

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AINA PUCE

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana  University. 

Chair, Organization for Human Brain Mapping

Visual information routes in face processing

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MITCHEL BERGER

Director, Brain Tumour Unit

University of California, San Francisco, USA

Evolution of brain mapping, from Penfield to present

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PATRICIA K KUHL

Professor, Speech and Hearing Services, University of Washington, USA

Language wiring in the developing nervous system

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ANASTASIA YENDIKI

A. Martinos Center and Harvard Medical School

Real and spurius white matter tracts and the accuracy of tractography

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GUILHERME RIBAS

Professor of Surgery, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Applied anatomy of the supramarginal and angular gyri

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SIMON B EICKHOFF

Director, Institute of the Brain and Behaviours, Julich, Germany

Searching for brain maps with
regional segregation and system
wide integrations

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JEREMY SCHMAHMANN

Director, Lab for Ataxia, Neuroanatomy and Cerebellar Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School

White matter pathways in monkey; what have we learnt that has relevance for language fibre tract anatomy?

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EDWARD CHANG

Professor and Chairman, University of California, San Francisco, USA

Language maps based on awake
brain surgery

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BRIAN EDLOW

Director, Laboratory for NeuroImaging of Coma and Consciousness, Mass General Hospital, Boston, USA

Developing a 7 Tesla/100 micron
resolution brain MRI atlas; what’s
next?

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EDUARDO RIBAS

Neurosurgeons, Medical School of the University of São Paulo

The insula and peri-insular
white matter tracts

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PHIROZ TARAPORE

Associate Professor, University of California, San Francisco, USA

Studying language with navigated transcranial magnetic stimulation

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FION BREMNER

Consultant Neuro-ophthalmologist The National Hospital, London, UK

Mapping visual pathways

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KEVIN O’NEIL

Consultant Neurosurgeon, Imperial College, London, UK

The use of clinical spectroscopy in
brain mapping and neurosurgery

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 Symposium Spotlight -

 Broca's original brains 

Nina Dronkers, University of Berkley

Professor Dronkers holding the brain of one of the most famous neurological patients of the 19th century, Louis Victor Leborgne, who could utter one syllable only, from the age of 30 until his death, 21 years later.

After his death on 17 April 1861, his autopsy performed by the French surgeon Pierre Paul Broca who had examined Leborgne while he was alive, leading to establishing the famous Broca's area.

Professor Dronkers (left) had the unique opportunity to scan the brain of Leborgne (and the second Broca's patient, Lelong) using high-resolution volumetric MRI. During our Symposium, she will be discussing some of the spectacular imaging findings.

 Symposium Spotlight -

 The human   connectome  project 

David van Essen, University of Washington

The HCP is one of the most ambitious projects in the history of neuroscience, supported by the NIH as a multi-institutional consortium aiming to “build a ‘network map’ that will shed light on the anatomical and functional connectivity within the healthy human brain, as well as to produce a body of data that will facilitate research into brain disorders such as dyslexia, autism, Alzheimer’s disease, and schizophrenia.”

David van Essen, the key architect of this staggering project, will analyse data outcomes and connectivity maps. In addition, he will discuss cortical parcellation models published in his highly cited Nature article. 

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 Symposium Spotlight -

 The landmark dual   streams language   model 

GREGORY HICKOK, University of California, Irving

How and where the brain understands and processes speech has been an unsolved scientific question for centuries. 

In 2007, Hickok, along with Poeppel, proposed the currently and widely accepted neuroanatomical model of speech processing, emphasizing a dual (ventral and dorsal) route processing.

Multiple subsequent studies have validated, many parts of this model, while the effort to fully understand the neural basis of human language continues.