[visionlist] Brainhack Global in Paris, 2-4 March 2017

Registration is now open for Brain-hack in Paris: Global Edition

Brain-hack aims at promoting the interaction between scientists, developers and artists interested in the brain. Questions can evolve around

the investigation of brain anatomy and function based on magnetic resonance imaging or post mortem dissection

the evolution of nervous systems across species

the variability of brain features across healthy participants

the insurgence of brain pathologies

and there is no limit to artistic reflections in any form of art.

Participants can bring their own dataset, discuss a project and recruit a team of collaborators on site. Access to free big online databases of MRI images will be also available during the three days, for new creative ideas to be tested.

This workshop integrates all levels of expertise and is also an opportunity to learn methods, develop skills and collaborate with other participants.

Join the fun!


Thursday 2 March 2017

09:00 – 09:30 Complimentary Breakfast

09:30 – 09:45  Ignite Welcome lecture (Michel Thiebaut de Schotten)

09:45 – 10:00  Ignite Brain Connectivity (Claus Hilgetag)

10:00 – 12:00 Project pitches

12:00 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 – 20:00 Open Hacking

20:00 – ??? Social drink and dinner

Friday 3 March 2017

09:00 – 09:30 Breakfast

09:30 – 10:00  Ignite: Neuroimaging Creativity (Emmanuelle Volle)

10:00 – 10:30  Ignite: The brain, as we see it in Cambridge (Lisa Ronan)

10:30 – 12:00 Open hacking

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch

13:00 – 22:30 Open hacking

Saturday 4 March 2017

09:00 – 09:30 Breakfast

09:30 – 10:00  Ignite: Gender equity in neuroscience (Alexandra Auffret)

10:00 – 10:30  Ignite: Results summary (moderator Katja Heuer)

10:30 – 12:00 Open hacking

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch

13:00 – 20:00 Open Hacking

Each of the three days will begin with an “Ignite Session” in which speakers will give 15 minute talks that will address wide questions that would benefit from open, interdisciplinary collaborations.

The Open Hacking sessions where participants can work on their projects or participate in a dynamic set of talks organized by attendees. During the “hack sessions”, participants will be encouraged to work together in small groups on relevant projects. The workshop will culminate on the last day, when participants will have the opportunity to present a brief overview of their project. Thus far, these projects include:

‘Supervised software installation’ (Katja Heuer)

‘White matter dissection workshop’ (Michel, Stephy)

‘Principles of brain evolution’ (Roberto Toro)

‘Data reduction: PCA, ICA, Kmean’ (Leonardo Cerliani)

‘Brain art performance: body painting’ (Gesine Merwedel) www.gesine-marwedel.

‘List-other-project’ (Otter Pearson)

‘Yet-another-one’ (Yet Ann Otter Pearson)

Participants will be supervised and receive advice on methods from a team of very capable nerds throughout the three days.

!!!Deadline for registration is 25th of February 2017!!!


A constant flow of food and drinks (especially coffee & Club Mate…) will be provided during the conference breaks.

We kindly request an online preregistration (100€) in order to cover the expenses for the venue, the equipment and the food/drinks.

For more information and preliminary schedule visit: http://neuroanatomy.git

To learn more about Brainhack and previous events: http://brainhack.org/


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