[VIRTUAL] Killam Seminar Series: Mapping Large-Scale Brain Organization in Human and Nonhuman Primates
Supported by the generosity of the Killam Trusts, the MNI's Killam Seminar Series invites outstanding guest speakers whose research is of interest to the scientific community at the MNI and McGill University.
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Ting Xu, PhD
Research Scientist, Child Mind Institute, New York, USA
Host: Justine Clery
Abstract: Nonhuman primates (NHPs) are crucial models in translational neuroscience for bridging the gap between micro-, meso- and macro scale. However, many NHP imaging studies to date have relatively small sample sizes, which does not allow cross-species comparison to big-data analysis of the human brain. This talk will introduce the PRIMatE Data Exchange (PRIME-DE) consortium. By leveraging this resource, I will present a large-scale functional connectome of macaques, and compare their developmental trajectory from juvenile to adulthood to that of the human connectome. I will also discuss the challenges in harmonizing and analyzing the NHP data and highlight the important role of NHP images for cross-species comparison and advancing our understanding of the human brain.