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Retirement symposium for Barry Horwitz set for September 8

Barry Horwitz

On Friday, September 8, 2017, the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) will hold a symposium on Neural Modeling and Functional Brain Imaging on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus in Bethesda, Maryland. The symposium will celebrate the career of Barry Horwitz, Ph.D., chief of the NIDCD’s Section on Brain Imaging and Modeling, who will retire at the end of this year. The seminar is open to the public.

  • What: Neural Modeling and Functional Brain Imaging symposium in celebration of the career of Barry Horwitz, Ph.D.
  • When: Friday, September 8, 2017, from 9:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Where: Dale and Betty Bumpers Vaccine Research Center, building 40, rooms 1201/1203, National Institutes of Health campus, Bethesda, Maryland

For questions or reasonable accommodation requests, contact Elyssa Monzack, Ph.D., chief of staff, NIDCD Department of Intramural Research, or Fatima Husain, Ph.D., associate professor, Department of Speech and Hearing Science, University of Illinois.



Time Presentation
9:15 a.m.

Welcome and introduction
Andrew Griffith, M.D., Ph.D., scientific director, NIDCD

9:30-10:30 a.m.

Session 1: Brain networks and neuroimaging

Olaf Sporns, Ph.D., distinguished professor, provost professor, Robert H. Shaffer chair, Indiana University
Networks of the Brain: Connectivity and Connectomics in Human Neuroimaging

Rainer Goebel, Ph.D., professor, cognitive neuroscience, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
Imaging human cortical columns and layers at ultra-high magnetic fields: Implications for neural network modeling

10:30-11:00 a.m.


11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Session 2: Computational modeling

James Haxby, Ph.D., professor, psychological and brain sciences, Dartmouth College
Building a computational model of shared representational and connectivity spaces in the human brain

Marcel Just, Ph.D., D.O., Hebb professor of psychology and director, Center for Cognitive Brain Imaging, Carnegie Mellon University
Modeling the semantic content of a complex thought based on its fMRI signature

Antonio Ulloa, Ph.D., Brain Imaging & Modeling Section, NIDCD
Large-scale neural modeling: from cortical columns to macroscopic brain dynamics

12:30-2:00 p.m.


2:00-3:00 p.m.

Session 3: Brain networks—speech and hearing

Kristina Simonyan, M.D., Ph.D., director of laryngology, voice and speech research, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Large-scale brain networks for speech control

Fatima Husain, Ph.D., associate professor, department of speech and hearing science, University of Illinois
Patterns and connectivity in networks: understanding real and illusory sounds

3:00-3:30 p.m


3:30-4:30 p.m

Session 4: Brain dynamics

Cheryl Grady, Ph.D., senior scientist, Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest Health Sciences, University of Toronto
Dynamic Brain Activity and Its Relation to Cognitive Performance

Randy McIntosh, Ph.D., director, Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest Health Sciences, University of Toronto
Balance of Local and Global Brain Dynamics in Healthy and Dysfunctional Brain Networks

4:30 p.m.

Concluding remarks

Barry Horwitz, Ph.D., chief, Section on Brain Imaging and Modeling, NIDCD

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