1st Iranian IBRO/APRC School of Cognitive Neuroscience 23 September – 4 October 2016

Human Brain Mapping
Tehran, Iran

Type: School

Date: September 23 – October 04, 2016

Application: May 01 – June 15, 2016

Place: National Brain Mapping Lab, Tehran, Iran

Director: Hamid Soltanian-Zadeh, PhD, University of Tehran, Iran
Scientific Secretary: Vincent Walsh, PhD, University College London, England
Executive Secretary: Abbas Haghparast, PhD, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Deputy Scientific Secretary: Hamed Ekhtiari, MD, PhD, Institute for Cognitive Sciences Studies, Iran
Deputy Executive Secretaries: Amir Hossein Batouli, PhD; Fatemeh Yavari, PhD; Reza Khosrowabadi, PhD; Zahra Fatahi Vanani, PhD; Hossein Azizi, PhD; Ali Shahbazi, PhD

Host Institutes: National Brain Mapping Lab, University of Tehran, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Institute for Cognitive Sciences Studies, Tarbiat Modares University, and Shahid Beheshti University

Sponsors: International Brain Research Organization, Iranian Neuroscience Society and Cognitive Sciences and Technologies Council of Iran

International Symposium Lecturers

  • Ata Akin, PhD (fNIRS); Department of Medical Engineering, Acıbadem University, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Bahador Bahrami, MD, PhD (fMRI); Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London (UCL), London, England
  • Fabien Lotte, PhD (BCI); Inria Bordeaux Sud-Ouest, Talence, France
  • Neil G. Muggleton, PhD (TMS/tES); Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, National Central University, Taiwan
  • Hamed Nili, PhD (fMRI); Department of Experimental Psychology, Medical Sciences Division, University of Oxford, England
  • Robert L. Savoy, PhD (fMRI); MGH/HST Athinoula A. Martinos, Center for Biomedical Imaging, Charlestown, USA
  • Vincent Walsh, PhD (TMS/tES); Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London (UCL), London, England

Domestic Symposium Lecturers

  • Mohammad Reza Ay, PhD (PET); Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), Tehran
  • Hamed Ekhtiari, MD, PhD (fMRI/TMS/tES); ICSS and Iranian National Center for Addiction Studies, TUMS, Tehran
  • Gholamali Hossein-Zadeh, PhD (fMRI); Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran
  • Kamal Kharrazi, PhD (Cognitive Sciences); University of Tehran and the Institute for Cognitive Sciences Studies (ICSS), Tehran
  • Hamid Latifi, PhD (Optogenetics); Laser and Plasma Research Institute & Faculty of Physics, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran
  • Mohammad Ali Oghabian, PhD (fMRI); Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, TUMS, Tehran
  • Seyed Kamaledin Setarehdan, PhD (fNIRS); Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran
  • Amir Masoud Sodagar, PhD (BCI); Faculty of Electrical Engineering, K.N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran
  • Hamid Soltanian-Zadeh, PhD (fMRI/EEG/MEG/DTI); Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran

International Instructors

  • Ata Akin, PhD (fNIRS); Department of Medical Engineering, Acıbadem University, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Fabien Lotte, PhD (BCI); Inria Bordeaux Sud-Ouest, Talence, France
  • Neil G. Muggleton, PhD (TMS/tES); Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, National Central University, Taiwan
  • Hamed Nili, PhD (fMRI); Department of Experimental Psychology, Medical Sciences Division, University of Oxford, England
  • Robert L. Savoy, PhD (fMRI); MGH/HST Athinoula A. Martinos, Center for Biomedical Imaging, Charlestown, USA
  • Vincent Walsh, PhD (TMS/tES); Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London (UCL), London, England

Domestic Instructors

  • Hamed Ekhtiari, MD, PhD (TMS/tES); ICSS and Iranian National Center for Addiction Studies, TUMS, Tehran
  • Gholamali Hossein-Zadeh, PhD (fMRI); Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran
  • Reza Khosrowabadi, PhD (EEG); Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran
  • Mohammad Ali Oghabian, PhD (fMRI); Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, TUMS, Tehran
  • Seyed Kamaledin Setarehdan, PhD (fNIRS); Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran
  • Ali Yoonessi, MD, PhD (EEG); Department of Neuroscience, School of Advanced Technologies in Medicine, TUMS, Tehran

Themes: (1) Attention/Working Memory; (2) Decision Making/Executive Functions

Audiences: MD, PhD, and Post-Doc Students in Related Disciplines

Expected numbers of international and domestic students: 24 Students (12 Iranian and 12 International Students); Fully Funded

Age-limit of the Audiences: ≤35 YO

Opening Ceremony & Registration: Friday, 23rd Sep., 2016

Past Experience: 1st IBRO/APRC Iranian Associate School of Cognitive Neuroscience on Functional Human Brain Mapping (May 22-28, 2015)

Registration and Opening Ceremony (23 Sep., 2016)
Two-days Symposium (24-25 Sep., 2016)
timeday 8:30-10:00 10:00-
10:30
10:30-12:00 12:00-
14:00
14:00-15:30 15:30-
16:00
16:00-17:30
Saturday Lecture 1 Lecture 2 Break Lecture 3 Lecture 4 Lunch Lecture 5 Lecture 6 Break Lecture 7 Lecture 8
Sunday Lecture 9 Lecture 10 Lecture 11 Lecture 12 Lecture 13 Lecture 14 Lecture 15 Lecture 16
Lecture No. Lecturer Domain Tentative Title of the Talk
First Day (24 Sep. 2016)
1 Hamid Soltanian-Zadeh fMRI/EEG/MEG/DTI Integrated Analysis of EEG/MEG/fMRI/DTI
2 Hamed Ekhtiari fMRI fMRI for Medicine: from Scanner to Bed
3 Vincent Walsh TMS/tES Some Limitations of Human Brain Stimulation: Making the Leap from the Lab to Life
4 Hamed Nili fMRI Visual Perception
5 Mohammad Reza Ay PET Positron Emission Tomography Instrumentation in Brain Imaging
6 Bahador Bahrami Brain & Behavior Influencing Others: Social, Behavioural, and Neuronal Components
7 Seyed Kamaledin Setarehdan fNIRS Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy: Theory and Applications
8 Hamid Latifi Optogenetics Optical Brain Imaging
Second Day (25 Sep. 2016)
9 Kamal Kharrazi Cognitive Science Functional Imaging and Learning
10 Robert L. Savoy fMRI Experimental Task Design AND or VERSUS Resting State Connectivity?
11 Amir Masoud Sodagar BCI Implantable Approach to Brain Mapping: An Engineering Perspective
12 Fabien Lotte BCI Principles and promises of EEG-based Brain-Computer Interface technologies
13 Gholamali Hossein-Zadeh fMRI fMRI Brain Decoding
14 Ata Akin fNIRS Shining Light on the Brain
15 Mohammad Ali Oghabian fMRI Neuroimaging Methods for Human Brain Mapping
16 Neil G. Muggleton TMS/tES Investigating Brain Function with TMS: Background, Methods, and Examples.
Techniques Training and Excursion Day (26 Sep -2 Oct., 2016)
table3 1) Attention/Working Memory 2) Decision Making/Executive Functions
Monday TMS BCI (EEG)
Tuesday BCI (EEG) TMS
Wednesday MRI, fMRI BCI (fNIRS)
Thursday BCI (fNIRS) MRI, fMRI
Friday Cultural Visits in Tehran
Saturday tES MRI, fMRI
Sunday MRI, fMRI tES
Final Days (3-4 Oct., 2016)
Monday Proposal Writing (in the morning) & PET Scanning Visit (in the afternoon)
Tuesday Proposal Presentation and Closing Ceremony
Techniques Place Duration Main Domestic Instructors
MRI, fMRI National Brain Mapping Lab 2 days Robert L. Savoy, PhD
Mohammad Ali Oghabian, PhD
Gholamali Hossein-Zadeh, PhD
Hamed Nili, PhD
BCI (EEG, fNIRS) National Brain Mapping Lab 2 days Seyed Kamaledin Setarehdan, PhD
Ata Akin, PhD
Fabien Lotte, PhD
Reza Khosrowabadi, PhD
Ali Yoonessi, PhD
TMS, tES National Brain Mapping Lab 2 days Vincent Walsh, PhD
Neil G. Muggleton, PhD
Hamed Ekhtiari, MD, PhD
Affiliations of the Domestic and International Lecturers and Instructors
Lecturer/Instructor Affiliation
Ata Akin Department of Medical Engineering, Acıbadem University, Istanbul, Turkey
Mohammad Reza Ay Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), Tehran, Iran
Bahador Bahrami Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London (UCL), London, England
Hamed Ekhtiari Institute for Cognitive Science Studies and Iranian National Center for Addiction Studies, TUMS, Tehran, Iran
Gholamali Hossein-Zadeh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
Kamal Kharrazi University of Tehran and the Institute for Cognitive Science Studies, Tehran
Reza Khosrowabadi Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran
Fabien Lotte Inria Bordeaux Sud-Ouest, Talence, France
Hamid Latifi Laser and Plasma Research Institute and Faculty of Physics, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran
Neil G. Muggleton Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, National Central University, Taiwan
Hamed Nili Department of Experimental Psychology, Medical Sciences Division, University of Oxford, England
Mohammad Ali Oghabian Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, TUMS, Tehran, Iran
Robert L. Savoy MGH/HST Athinoula A. Martinos, Center for Biomedical Imaging, Charlestown, USA
Seyed Kamaledin Setarehdan Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, , College of Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
Amir Masoud Sodagar Faculty of Electrical Engineering, K.N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
Hamid Soltanian-Zadeh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
Vincent Walsh Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London (UCL), London, England
Ali Yoonessi Department of Neuroscience, School of Advanced Technologies in Medicine, TUMS, Tehran, Iran
Organizing Committee
Director Hamid Soltanian-Zadeh, PhD
University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
hszadeh@ut.ac.ir
Scientific Secretary Vincent Walsh, PhD
University College London, London, UK
vin.walsh@gmail.com
Executive Secretary Abbas Haghparast, PhD
Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
haghparast@sbmu.ac.ir
Deputy Scientific Secretary Hamed Ekhtiari, MD, PhD
Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
h.ekhtiari@gmail.com
Deputy Executive Secretary Amir Hossein Batouli, PhD
Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
ibro2016tehran@gmail.com
Hossein Azizi, PhD
Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
azizih@modares.ac.ir
Zahra Fatahi Vanani, PhD
Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
biofatahi2001@yahoo.com
Reza Khosrowabadi, PhD
Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran
r_khosroabadi@sbu.ac.ir
Ali Shahbazi, PhِD
Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
shahbazi.a@iums.ac.ir
Fatemeh Yavari, PhD
Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
f.b.yavari@gmail.com
Collaborators
Mohammad Reza Ay, PhD
Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
mohammadreza_ay@tums.ac.ir
Gholam-Ali Hossein-Zadeh, PhD
University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
ghzadeh@ut.ac.ir
hoseinzadeh
Hossein Ghadiri, PhD
Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
h-ghadiri@tums.ac.ir
Fakhereh Pashaei, PhD Candidate
Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
fakhereh_pashaee@yahoo.com
Jamal Hashemi, MSc
Cognitive Sciences and Technologies Council, Tehran, Iran
jamal1330h@yahoo.com
Fatemeh Mousavi Basirat, MSc
Cognitive Sciences and Technologies Council, Tehran, Iran
f.mousavi@cogc.ir
Mahdieh Karami, PhD candidate
Cognitive Sciences and Technologies Council, Tehran, Iran
karami.mahdieh@gmail.com
Minoo Sisakhti, BSc
NeuroImaging and Analysis Group,Tehran, Iran
mno.cs1369@gmail.com

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