Sunday, August 26, 2018

9:00 – 5:30 PM Registration Grand Ballroom Foyer
  Satellite Sessions
10:00 - 5:00 PM


Advances in Biomagnetic Signal Analysis

Pre-Meeting Workshop

Srikantan S. Nagarajan; sri@ucsf. edu
Kensuke Sekihara; k-sekihara@nifty. corn

Scope of this satellite meeting:
In this satellite workshop, leading scientists provide brief talks on their cutting-edge methodology on biomagnetic signal analyses. This workshop should provide a friendly atmosphere for discussion and exchange of ideas for the expert audience as well as an educational opportunity for students and fellows.

Confirmed speakers and their talk titles, organized by thematic topics are listed below:

First Session (10-11.30) Session Chair (aka timekeeper): Sri

10:00 AM Srikantan Nagarajan, Welcome and Introduction
10:15 Gareth Barnes Modelling and optimizing OPM sensor arrays
10:30 Kensuke Sekihara Signal processing for magnetoresistive (MR) biomagnetic sensor arrays
10:45 Matti Stenroos Forward Modeling: What is Good Enough for MEG Analysis?
11.00 Matti Hamalainen Speeding up the MEG Analysis and Improving Data Quality with Real-Time Tools
11:15 Julia Stephens Data-driven approaches to examine structure-function links

Break 11.30-12.00

Second Session (12-1.15) Session Chair: Kensuke

12.00 PM Risto Ilmoniemi Towards reliable source detection: advances in MUSIC algorithms
12.15 Christophe Grova Analysis of resting state EEG and MEG data using entropic techniques
12.30 Srikantan Nagarajan Hierarchical Algorithms for Source Algorithms and Multimodal Data Fusion
12.45 Alexandre Gramfort Towards uncertainty quantification in multi-dipole source configurations
1.00 Hernando Ombao Genetics of Brain Functional Connectivity

Lunch Break 1.15-2.15pm

Third Session (2.15-3.30) Session Chair: Sri

2.15 Sylvain Baillet Mechanisms of functional activation and connectivity enabled by cross-frequency coupling
2.30 Guido Nolte Understanding Phase Amplitude Coupling from Bispectral Analysis
2.45 Matthew Brookes The electrophysiological connectome: from resting state networks to dynamic functional coupling
3.00 Stephen Robinson Average Decay Rate of Information Transfer - a Measure of Stationarity
3.15 Joachim Gross Information theoretic approaches to advanced MEG signal analysis

LunchTea Break 3.30-4.00

LunchFourth Session (3.30-5.00) Session Chair: Kensuke

4.00 Dimitrios Pantazis Understanding MEG signals through the lens of multivariate pattern classification
4.15 Mark Woolrich Predicting task responses from MEG brain network dynamics
4.30 Biyu He Multivariate analyses of MEG data for encoding and decoding
4.45 Panel Discussion
4.55 Kensuke Sekihara Vote of Thanks
Grand Ballroom E & F
 1:00 - 5:00 PM Session B: How to use optically pumped magnetometers
Dr Brookes, Nottingham, UK
Grand Ballroom A & B
 1:00 - 5:00 PM Session C: MEG North America
Dr Nugent, Washington DC, USA
Grand Ballroom C & D
5:30 - 7:00 Opening Ceremony / Welcome Reception Franklin Hall B

Monday, August 27, 2018

Categorical Course - EPILEPSY PRIMER Chair – W. Gaetz PhD
7:00 am – 6:00 pm Registration Grand Ballroom Foyer
7:30 - 8:00 AM Source Localization
C. Witton, Ph.D.
Grand Ballroom C & D
8:00 - 8:30 What Type of Epilepsy Needs MEG?
H. Otsubo, M.D.
Grand Ballroom C & D


Non-sinusoidal and bursting oscillations in task and disease

Chair: Dr Woolrich (Oxford, UK)

Brain oscillations and the importance of waveform shape
Dr. Cole (UCSD, USA)

Temporal accuracy of transient events as a measure of cortico-cortical interactions
Dr. Tal (NKI, USA)

Transient phase-locking networks in rest and task
Dr. Woolrich (Oxford University, UK)

The rate of transient beta frequency events predicts task behaviour
Dr. Jones (Brown University, USA)

Beta burst dynamics in Parkinson’s disease with and without therapy
Dr. Tinkhauser (Oxford University, UK., University Hospital Bern, CH)

Natural patterns of rapid oscillatory changes in large-scale neural networks are dysregulated in Alzheimer's dementia
Dr. Sitnikov (MGH, USA)
Grand Ballroom E & F
11:00 Break Franklin Hall B
11:30 Keynote Speaker - Matti Hamalainen, PhD Grand Ballroom E & F
12:30 - 1:30 PM Lunch on your own
International Advisory Board (IAB) Meeting

Boardroom (closed)


Poster session M1: “Resting state / functional connectivity #1

M-001    Dorsal visual network connectivity develops earlier than ventral as reflected in alpha oscillatory synchronization
M-003    Changes in resting state connectivity with age and the association with neuropsychological measures
M-005    Large-Scale Topographical Analysis of Oscillations and 1/f Background Reveals Patterns of Spatial Variation Within and Between Subjects
M-007    wMEM for MEG resting state functional connectivity analyses
M-009    The Reliability of Resting-State Functional Brain Networks Across Time and Time-Intervals
M-011    Atypical connectivity between brain regions involved in inhibition in adults with autism spectrum disorder
M-013    Band-specific oscillatory synchrony as an intrinsic organizational principle of the human connectome
M-015    Spectral power and network analysis in patients with persistent post-concussion symptoms following a mild traumatic brain injury.
M-017    Functional connectivity in patients with mild traumatic brain injury compared to healthy controls using MEG
M-019    Reduced functional connectivity during angry face processing in autism spectrum disorder
M-021    Children with autism spectrum disorder demonstrate regionally altered alpha-to-gamma phase-amplitude coupling
M-023    Test-retest reliability of MEG resting-state data in schizophrenia
M-025    A magnetoencephalography (MEG) signal marker of chronic pain
M-027    Increased Repertoire of Network Microstates in δ frequency for mild traumatic brain injury subjects: A MEG Beamformed Connectivity Analysis
M-029    Phase-amplitude coupling across brain areas in Parkinson’s disease
M-033    Source-level MEG analysis of the intrinsic temporal properties of neural networks in Schizophrenia
M-035    MEG Resting state functional connectivity and Minimum Spanning Trees in developmental dyslexia
M-037    MEG Measures of Functional Connectivity Yield Robust Differences Between Neurologically Normal and Concussed Cohorts
M-039    Lack of maturation in peak alpha frequency in children with autism spectrum disorder: a replication.
M-041    Atlas of the human cortex derived from MEG functional connectivity
M-043    Dynamic Functional Connectivity During a Grip-force Task
M-045    Measuring interactions between Thalamus, Hippocampus and Cortex during sleep spindles: Combining MEG and machine learning
M-047    Early alterations in power distribution of brain activity at different stages of Alzheimer’s Disease
M-049    Atypical resting state connectivity and spectral power in very preterm children
M-051    The impact of exercise on information processing and functional connectivity under varying cognitive demands in children treated for brain tumours
M-053    Extraction of EEG network components by using stacked pooling and linear components estimation
M-055    Neurophysiologically informed modelling of pharmaco-MEG data: mechanistic linking receptor pharmacology to functional network phenomena
M-057    Mapping causal source interactions in spontaneous MEG activity.
M-059    Divergent Maturation Trajectories of Phase-Amplitude Coupling in ASD
M-061    Global Alpha and Beta band Functional Connectivity in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Children with Sensory Processing Dysfunction
M-063    Dynamic Community Structure in Major Depressive Disorder: A Resting-State MEG Study
M-065    Neural network pattern in ALS patients with or without cognitive impairment
M-067    Mindfulness Meditation induces modification of functional connectivity in the right hippocampus in the theta band.
M-069    Different neuronal avalanches dynamics in Parkinson’s Disease during resting state recorded by magnetoencephalography
M-071    Long term effect of cathodal direct current stimulation on resting state brain networks
M-073    Spontaneous cortical activity transiently organises into frequency specific phase-coupling networks
M-075    Typical neurodevelopmental trajectories characterised by magnetoencephalography
M-077    Decomposing Task and Rest MEG Data into Large-Scale Oscillatory Modes
M-079    Task-Evoked Transient Bursting Large-scale Network Dynamics
M-081    Identifying Language Network Hubs with Multilayer Centrality
M-083    Comparing MEG and high-density EEG for the mapping of electrophysiological resting-state networks
M-085    Abnormal functional coupling in the dynamic pain connectome in patients with multiple sclerosis chronic pain
M-087    Quantification of magnetic nanoparticles using magnetorelaxometry and optically pumped magnetometers
M-089    Identifying the core hub of the default-mode network with MEG: effects of inverse modeling and MEG system on envelope correlation topography
M-091    Project Skyfall: Using feature-film viewing in fMRI and MEG to map whole- brain oscillatory-neurovascular coupling and a possible reversed relationship in the human default-mode network
M-093    Altered temporal stability in dynamic neural networks underlies connectivity changes in neurodevelopment
M-095    A multivariate method for disclosing the directionality of frequency-specific neural interactions from biomagnetic signals
M-097    A novel methodology for measuring brain connectivity
M-099    Reconstructing the language network using band-limited power envelope functional connectivity in resting-state magnetoencephalography
M-101    Spatio-temporal structure of time lags in ongoing brain activity as revealed by MEG
M-103    Bayesian Optimisation of Large-Scale Biophysical Networks
M-105    A biophysical model of dynamic balancing of excitation and inhibition in fast oscillatory large-scale networks
M-107    Signal transmission event analysis of human connectome dynamics
M-109    Childhood Brain Signal Complexity and Connectivity
M-111    Functional Connectivity Maturations in Autism Spectrum Disorder during Face Processing
M-113    Alpha-gamma couplings and gamma phase synchronization reveal push-pull hyper frontolimbic interactions in major depression disorder during resting state
M-115    Dynamic causal modelling of retino-cortical connectivity
M-117    Posttraumatic stress disorder and rest: a longitudinal study of resting-state MEG connectivity
M-119    Abnormal right-hemispheric alpha power modulation: the aberrant neuromagnetic clock in schizophrenia?
M-121    Cross-site comparison of resting-state connectivity and oscillatory gamma responses in a visuomotor task in healthy individuals of the MEGUK Partnership cohort
M-123    Combined cortical and subcortical resting state ICA-based dynamic functional connectivity of MEG data: method, validation, results
M-125    Disruption of resting state activity as a function of alcohol consumption in nonhuman primates
M-127    Identification of Neuromagnetic Biomarkers in Migraine and Posttraumatic Headaches Using Artificial Intelligence Techniques
M-129    Oscillatory coherent networks involving the internal Globus Pallidus: evidence from a new patient cohort.
M-131    Developmental trajectory of infant brain signal variability: a longitudinal pilot study
Franklin Hall B
1:30 BioMag Central Meeting Boardroom (closed)


Young Investigator Award Finalists Symposium

Using the dcMEG to Non-Invasively Measure Strongly Magnetic Particles in the Living Brain
Sheraz Khan, Ph.D

Real-time Decoding of Four Simultaneous Bilateral Hand Movements for MEG-based Brain-Geminoid Interface
Abdelkader Nasreddine Belkacem, Ph.D.

MEG resting state patterns and their relation to surgical outcome in epilepsy
ÜMIT Aydin, M.D.

The role of cortical oscillations within the parietal and frontal eye fields in the preparation and execution of anti- and pro-saccades
Sonya Bells

Atypical resting state connectivity and spectral power in very preterm children
Nataliia Kozhemiako

Functional Connectivity Maturations in Autism Spectrum Disorder during Face Processing
Fahimeh Mamashli, Ph.D.

Contributions of auditory and motor cortices to speech comprehension
Dr. Anne Keitel

Deep Learning for MEG/EEG Distributed Source Estimation
Christoph Dinh

Reproducibility of corticokinematic coherence
Harri Pitulainen

A 20-channel probe-beam detector for optically pumped K-Rb hybrid magnetometers and MEG measurements
Yosuke Ito

Grand Ballroom E & F

Optimising spatial resolution for EEG/MEG connectivity and pattern information analyses

Chars: Drs. Hauk, and Palva

Resolution analysis: on the role of noise in MEG/EEG source estimation
Drs. Stenroos (Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland)
EEG/MEG-adaptive cortical parcellations improve reconstructions of the brain connectome
Dr. Farahibozorg (University of Oxford, UK)
Hyperedge bundling for controlling spurious connectivity in MEG/EEG interaction mapping
Dr. Palva (University of Helsinki, Finland)
Multivariate leakage corrected functional connectivity for resting state MEG
Dr. Khan (Harvard University, Boston)
Beyond linear methods to reduce cross-talk in multi-dipole source configurations
Dr. Gramfort (Inria Saclay Île-de-France)
Hippocampal traveling waves as an index of intra-regional connectivity
Dr. Meyer (University College London)

Grand Ballroom A & B

Advanced MEG/EEG source analysis in epilepsy


Carsten Wolters (Institute for Biomagnetism and Biosignalanalysis, University Münster, Germany)
Stefan Rampp (Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital Erlangen, Germany)

Influence of head tissue conductivity uncertainties on EEG source localization
Dr. Johannes Vorwerk (Scientific Computing & Imaging (SCI) Institute, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA)

New methods for combined EEG/MEG source analysis and a connectivity study in a multi-focal epilepsy patient
Dr. Carsten Wolters (University Münster, Germany)

Source analysis to localize interictal epileptic discharges and to study functional connectivity patterns
Dr. Aydin, (Concordia University, Montréal, Canada)

Combined EEG/MEG source analysis for presurgical epilepsy diagnosis using calibrated realistic volume conductor model
Dr. Marios Antonakakis (University Münster, Germany)

5:00 From the Vendor's Perspective Grand Ballroom E & F


Poster Session M2 “Algorithms and Source Estimation

M-002     Estimating average decay rate of information transfer (ADROIT): A measure of stationarity
M-004     Imporving coregistration of MEG with an anatomic MRI
M-006    Sensitivity of SNR maps of cortical and subcortical sources in EEG and MEG to realistic head modeling
M-008    The Discontinuous Galerkin Finite Element Method for Solving the MEG and the combined MEG/EEG Forward Problem
M-010    Increasing meg sensor density using head movement
M-012    Comparing electrical source imaging of visual evoked potentials measured using high-density EEG inside and outside the MR scanner: impact of number of trials averaged
M-014    Combined EEG/MEG source analysis to guide Zoomed MRI
M-016    Configurations of cortical sources with non-zero magnetic dipole moment
M-018    Source reconstruction in ultra-low SNR conditions for network analysis of resting state data
M-020    Across uneven terrain: watch your step when summarizing ROIs from MEEG source reconstruction.
M-022    OpenMEEG software for forward problems, coping with non-nested geometries
M-024    Oversampled temporal projection as a sensor noise suppression method for magnetoencephalography – a validation study
M-026    A Network diffusion model for combining MEG and Diffusion MRI data
M-028    Sochu: A Novel Bayesian Scanning Algorithm for Electromagnetic Brain imaging
M-030    NeuroPycon: A python package for efficient multi-modal brain network analysis
M-032    Are common inverse solutions good enough for studying whole-brain connectivity in source space?
M-034    Expectation--maximization algorithm with a Rao-Blackwellized particle smoother for dynamic connectivity estimation from MEG data
M-036    An unsupervised clustering approach for MEG-informed cortical parcellation.
M-038    Robust Noise Suppression Using Temporal Projection
M-040    Incorporating source orientations from DWI into MEG beamformer reconstructions of visual evoked responses
M-042    Beamforming can recover MEG source time courses of visual responses despite cardiac pacemaker artefacts
M-044    Rapid, empirical optimisation of visual stimulus sets to individual MEG sensitivity distributions
M-046    An adapted compressed sensing algorithm for magnetorelaxometry imaging
M-048    Estimation of MEG sensor signals on bad channels using a supervised algorithm
M-050    Oblique Projection for Power and Shift Invariant Imaging of Coherent Sources
M-052    Flux: A pipeline for MEG analysis promoting scientific reproducibility and preregistration
M-054    Real-time Signal Processing Platform for Magnetoencephalography
M-056    Robust automated estimation of single-trial MEG evoked responses
M-058    Deep Learning for MEG/EEG Distributed Source Estimation
M-060    A hierarchical Bayesian perspective on majorization-minimization for non-convex sparse regression: application to M/EEG source imaging
M-062    Improving MEG–MRI co-registration for reliable MEG connectivity analysis
M-064    Estimating single-trial time courses from EEG/MEG data using spatial filtering
M-066    Group analysis in FieldTrip of time-frequency responses: a pipeline for reproducibility at every step of processing, going from individual sensor space representations to an across-group source space representation
M-068    Group analysis in MNE-Python of evoked responses from a tactile stimulation paradigm: going from individual sensor space representations to an across-group source space representation
M-070    Data-driven cortical clustering to provide a family of plausible solutions to M/EEG inverse problem
M-072    Sensitivity of the E/MEG forward problem to variations in the electrical conductivity field
M-074    The analytical subtraction approach for solving the forward problem in E/MEG
M-076    Unsupervised selection of good epochs and channels: automating data cleaning for magnetoencephalographic signals
M-078    Comparison of different depth weighting schemes of minimum L1-norm estimates for neuromagnetic source imaging: a simulation study
M-080    Comparison of beamformer implementations in MEG source estimation
M-082    MEG based functional microscopy using traveling wave priors
M-084    Beamspace dual signal space projection (bDSSP):  A method for selective detection of deep sources in MEG measurements
M-086    MEG data do not correlate linearly with fiducial distance nor velocity
M-088    MNE-CPP: An Open-Source Framework for Real-Time Electrophysiological Data Processing
M-090    Efficient estimation of head model parameters with MEG data
M-092    A method of the coregistration between MEG and MRI data for the MEG system combined with ULF-MRI
M-094    Magnetic noise cancellation for a whole-head MEG system based on magnetometers installed in a hospital
M-096    Paediatric Measures with OPM-MEG: a Simulation Study
M-098    Non-linear auto-regressive models for cross-frequency coupling in neural time series
M-100    Detection of High Frequency Oscillations with Magnetoencephalography and Artificial Intelligence Techniques
M-102    Influence of head tissue conductivity uncertainties on EEG source localization
M-104    A 3D visualization tool for invasive electrodes spatial-temporal localization using fMRI, EEG and MEG
M-106    Probing Brain Function With A Novel Combination Of Optogenetics and Neuroimaging
M-108    Sensitivity evaluations of new optically-pumped magnetometers in simulated magnetoencephalography
M-110    Decoding motor imagery across subjects from MEG and EEG
M-112    Non-invasive imaging of traveling waves in human hippocampus
M-114    Selective Suppression of Cortical Signal
M-116    Parallel and serial brain processes revealed by time-resolved decoding of MEG signals
M-118    Real-time Decoding of Four Simultaneous Bilateral Hand Movements for MEG-based Brain-Geminoid Interface
M-120    Neuronal oscillations of human intracranial EEG decode oculomotor decision-making
M-122    Decoding Spoken Speech from MEG Signals
M-124    Functional whole brain connectivity using magnetoencephalography to identify the neuro-biomarkers of BCI-robotic driven stroke recovery
M-126    Automatic Detection of Pathological EEGs Using Deep Convolutional Neural Networks
M-128    Detection of a Patient’s Gender only from Raw EEG Data Using Deep Convolutional Neural Networks – And How This Could Improve Medical Evaluations
M-130    Predictive coding during natural speech listening studied using MEG and recurrent neural networks
M-132    Magnetoencephalography Language Mapping using Auditory Memory Retrieval and Silent Repeating Task
Franklin Hall B
7:30 End of Day

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Categorical Course - FUNCTIONAL MAPPING Chair – P. Furlong PhD
7:00 am – 6:00 pm Registration Grand Ballroom Foyer
7:30 - 8:00 AM Oscillations Dynamics of Motor Control
T. Wilson, Ph.D.
Grand Ballroom C & D
8:00 – 8:30 Mapping and Decoding Brain Function
M. Hirata, M.D., Ph.D.
Grand Ballroom C & D

New developments in optically pumped magnetometry

Organizer: Dr. Barnes

On-scalp magnetoencephalography: a new window to brain function?
Dr. Parkkonen

A microfabricated optically-pumped gradiometer array for MEG.
Dr. Knappe

A multi-channel magnetoencephalography system using optically pumped magnetometers.
Dr. Schwindt

Second generation OPM sensors: a roadmap from single-channel sensors to high-density systems.
Dr. Shah

Wearable magnetoencephalography: a new frontier for neuroimaging.
Dr. Brookes

Grand Ballroom E & F
11:00 Break Franklin Hall B
11:30 Keynote Speaker - Patricia K. Kuhl, PhD Grand Ballroom E & F
12:30 - 1:30 PM Lunch on your own
12:30 - 1:30 PM Lunch on your own
50 Years of MEG

Boardroom (closed)


Poster Session T1 “Sensory Systems & Motor #1”

T-001    Individual targeting and optimization of multi-channel transcranial electric stimulation of the human primary somatosensory cortex
T-003    Estimation of uncomfortable level of sounds using magnetoencephalography
T-005    Analysis of visual images from dynamic stimuli using magnetoencephalography
T-007    Delayed auditory detection processing in the superior temporal in adults with autism spectrum disorder; a magnetoencephalographic study
T-009    Sensorimotor cortical oscillations during movement preparation in 16p11.2 deletion carriers
T-011    Children with Hearing Loss Exhibit Altered Neural Dynamics  Serving Visual Processing
T-013    Alpha- and Gamma-rhythms shape the integration of prior expectations and visual sensations in Bayesian perception
T-015    Aberrant Oscillatory Dynamics Serving Somatosensory Processing in HIV-infected Patients
T-017    Altered global motion perception and MT+ oscillatory responses in children with only one eye
T-019    Classification of MEG activity during proprioceptive stimulation: method comparison
T-021    Offline vs. online decoding of attention-modulated auditory evoked fields
T-023    Cross-validating source localized MEG and iEEG using single trial decoding of fine-grained information processing dynamics in the fusiform gyrus during visual perception
T-025    Optimization processes of audiovisual spatial integration during adaptation to left-right reversed audition
T-027    Cortico-kinematic coherence during finger tapping in Parkinson’s disease with and without Levodopa medication
T-029    The role of cortical oscillations within the parietal and frontal eye fields in the preparation and execution of anti- and pro-saccades
T-031    Utility of Somatosensory Evoked Fields for Characterizing Neurological Function in Individuals with Friedreich’s Ataxia
T-033    Verb-effector priming in motor behavior and neuronal oscillations
T-035    Beta rebound in Sensory cortex modulates with attention.
T-037    Cortico-kinematic coherence is less sensitive to disease progression than an ataxia score in Friedreich ataxia
T-039    Difference in auditory evoked magnetic field between left and right hemisphere related to synthetic continuous speech
T-041    Across-subjects classification of stimulus modality from human MEG high frequency activity
T-043    Bell-shaped modulation of MEG gamma oscillations by intensity of visual motion
T-045    Auditory Steady-State Responses in MEG to Ambiguous Melodies depending on induced implicit melodies
T-047    Beta rebound reflects sympathetic arousal response: implications for stress and cardiovascular disease
T-049    Cortical oscillations and speech processing in dyslexia
T-051    Magnetoencephalographic study of audio-tactile interactions
T-053    Reduced Motor-Related Gamma Synchronization in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
T-055    Reduced alpha desynchronization during speech motor preparation in speech impaired children.
T-057    Spatio-temporal Processing of Time-to-contact in the Human Brain
T-059    Evidence for Age-Related Changes in Cortical Oscillations During Movement in a Large Open-Access Dataset
T-061    Neuromagnetic decoding of auditory semantic processing relies on distinct sources in congenitally blinds and sighted
T-063    The Strength of Gamma Oscillations Decreases in the Motor Cortices from Late Childhood to Adolescence
T-065    Magnetoencephalography in a virtual reality environment
T-067    Auditory Functional Mapping. Validation by simultaneous depth and MEG recordings
T-069    Frequency-decoding of omitted sounds: tonotopic specificity of predictions in the human auditory system as measured by MEG
T-071    Somatosensory stimulation of the posterior tibial nerve in children using MEG
T-073    Beta oscillations during movement execution in the sensorimotor cortex change after practicing a motor task
T-075    Unconscious and conscious tactile perception differentially modulate somatosensory theta- and beta-band oscillations
T-077    Using optically-pumped magnetometers to measure magnetoencephalographic signals in the human cerebellum
T-079    Visual gamma-band responses measured with an array of optically-pumped magnetometers
T-081    Naturalistic neuroscience experiments using wearable MEG: Measuring beta oscillations during ‘Ping-Pong’
T-083    Neural oscillations characterising audiovisual integration versus segregation
T-085    Temporal ensemble coding and temporal prediction: an MEG study
T-087    Contributions of auditory and motor cortices to speech comprehension
T-089    Changes in the cortical motor response in recent-onset and established schizophrenia
T-091    Entrained audiovisual speech integration implemented by two independent computational mechanisms: Redundancy in left posterior superior temporal gyrus and Synergy in left motor cortex
T-093    Electromagnetic responses to face and non-face stimuli in 6- to12-month-old infants
T-095    Rapid frequency tagging applied to study figure-ground segregation
T-097    Gamma oscillations are sensitive to the orientation bandwidth of visual stimuli
T-099    Sensory gating of proprioceptive stimuli using a paired-stimulus paradigm
T-101    Pre and Post stimulus correlates of Prediction in Visual domain
T-103    The effect of alertness and attention on the modulation of the beta rhythm
T-105    N100m responses to chirp sounds for investigating dynamic property of the primary auditory cortex
T-107    The neurophysiological characteristics of paroxysmal kinesigenic dyskinesia detected with Magnetoencephalography
T-109    Concurrent temporal channels for auditory processing: behavioral and neurophysiological evidence reveals segregation of function at different scales
T-111    Simulating the superposition of transcranial electric stimulations targeting the human visual cortex
T-113    Encoding and gating of sensory information are reflected in alpha/beta and gamma oscillatory activity mediating hierarchical interactions within the auditory system
T-115    Temporal processing of gentle naturalistic touch in the human brain
T-117    Oscillatory dynamics in motor sequence learning: Insights from Parkinson’s disease
T-119    Inter-Trial Phase Coherence of 40-Hz Auditory Steady-State Responses as an Indicator of Child Development
T-121    Reproducibility of corticokinematic coherence
T-123    Imaging the cortical responses to quantal touch.
T-125    M/EEG integration to enhance motor-imagery-based brain-computer interface performances
T-127    Attenuated Post-Movement Beta Rebound Associated with Schizotypal Features in Healthy People
T-129    Gamma-band brain activities during perception of 3-D object shape from motion
T-131     Synaptic potentiation and Ketamine's antidepressant effect: a replication study
Franklin Hall B
1:30 Data Analysis Competition Grand Ballroom C & D

Proffered Abstracts I: Interventions & Stimulation

Chair: Luke Bloy, PhD.

3:00 Realistic vOlumetric-Approach to Simulate Transcranial Electric Stimulation – ROAST – a fully automated open-source pipeline Yu Huang
3:12 MEG compatible microneurography and intra-neural microstimulation instrumentation George O’Neill
3:24 Neurophysiological Changes Induced by Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation – Magnetoencephalography Study Sehyeon Jang
3:36 Multi-locus transcranial magnetic stimulation for millisecond-scale stimulation targeting Jaakko O. Nieminen
3:48 Peering inside the black box: evaluating effects of transcranial direct current stimulation with concurrent near-infrared-spectroscopy and magnetoencephalography Sophie Esterer
4:00 MEG Imaging of Persistent After-effects of 10-Hz Transcranial Alternating Current Stimulation Claudia D Tesche
4:12 Subthalamic and thalamic deep brain stimulation evoke consistent but distinct responses in cortical brain areas Jan Hirschmann
4:24 Use of Magnetoencephalography to Examine Cortical Responses to Deep Brain Stimulation Irene Harmsen
4:36 How are stimulus-induced electric field and activation of cortical neurons related in TMS? : A multi-scale modeling study Hyeon Seo
4:48 Gamma-band auditory steady-state response after frontal tDCS: A double-blind, randomized, crossover study Yoshiaki Miyagishi
Grand Ballroom A & B

Neuropsychiatric insights from MEG

Chairs: Cornwell / Hirano

Oscillatory Dynamics of Attention Function in Alcohol Use Disorder
Drs. Lew and Wilson (Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Nebraska Medical Center)

Devil or Angel: Abnormal MEG Slow-wave and its Role in Diagnosing and Treating Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
Dr. Huang (School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego)

Abnormal cortical activities in psychosis: toward translational research
Dr. Hirano (Kyushu University)

Bottom-Up Versus Top-Down Functional Connectivity in Autism Spectrum Disorder
Dr. Khan (Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital)

Biased feedforward cortical processing in anxious hypervigilance
Dr. Cornwell (Swinburne University of Technology)

Grand Ballroom E & F

Multiple, Variable Alphas: Novel Insights into the Properties of the Brain's Dominant Rhythm(s)

Organizer: Keitel / Benwell

Spatial and spectral variability of alpha as studied intracranially in humans
Dr. Haegens (Columbia University, USA)

The electroretinogram exhibits eyes-closed alpha oscillations that couple with visual cortex
Dr. Dalal (Aarhus University, Denmark)

Fine Structure of Posterior Alpha Rhythm in Human EEG
Dr. Barzegaran (University of Lausanne, Switzerland)

Variability of spontaneous neural oscillations predicts the temporal sensitivity of multisensory perception from trial to trial
Raquel London (Ghent University, Belgium)

Systematic non-stationarity of α-oscillations in the human brain: Long term frequency sliding and power changes
Dr. Benwell (University of Glasgow, UK)

Grand Ballroom C & D
5:00 - 6:30


Poster Session T2 “Resting state #2, Sensory #2 and Clinical”

T-002    Resting state brain dynamics in patients with retractable epilepsy compared to healthy controls using MEG
T-004    MEG resting-state connectivity in children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
T-006    Characterization of The OMEGA population’s brain activity
T-008    Sex differences in resting state network synchrony and spectral power in very preterm children may relate to female resiliency
T-010    Mild Cognitive Impairment is characterized by topological changes in temporal poles: a resting-state magnetoencephalography study
T-012    Brain connectivity, through magnetoencephalographic data, in Hereditary Spastic Paraparesis
T-014    Holo-Hilbert Spectral Analysis of Non-Sinusoidal Oscillations.
T-016    Global topological alterations in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: a magnetoencephalography study
T-018    Using the dcMEG to Non-Invasively Measure Strongly Magnetic Particles in the Living Brain
T-020    Nonparametric Permutation Statistics for Regions of Interest-based Functional Connectivity Analysis of EEG and MEG Data
T-022    MULE: Multivariate leakage corrected functional connectivity for resting state MEG
T-024    Chronic hyperconnectivity during emotional processing in post-traumatic stress disorder
T-026    Post-traumatic stress disorder and stable, long-term, evoked hyperactivity for experiential trauma reminders
T-028    Clustering of dFNC meta-state statistics reveals symptom related brain state changes in schizophrenia
T-030    The Effect of Botulinum Toxin on Network Connectivity in Cervical Dystonia: Lessons from Magnetoencephalography
T-032    Multimodal mapping of the brain’s functional connectivity and the adult outcome of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
T-034    The spatial structure of amplitude- versus phase-coupling in the human brain
T-036    The Variability of Neuronal Activity Explains the BOLD Response
T-038    MEG Measures of Tonic Regional Brain Activity Yield Robust Differences Between Neurologically Normal and Concussed Cohorts
T-040    Assessment of temporal resolution of cartilage-conduction hearing using neuromagnetic and psychophysical measurements
T-042    Cortical dynamics during speech preparation in primary progressive aphasia
T-044    Cerebral Correlates of Neuropathic Tremor - An MEG Study
T-046    GABA concentration in sensorimotor area correlates with observed inhibitory response measured by magnetoencephalography
T-048    Faster than the brain's speed of light: Retinocortical interactions differ in high frequency activity when processing darks and lights
T-050    Quantifying the Variability between MEG Systems in Somatosensory and Visual Evoked Responses
T-052    Changes in electrophysiological markers of cognitive processing after administration of Galantamine
T-056    Sensorimotor beta bursts modulate rate and amplitude during action preparation and execution
T-058    Somatosensory automatic location change detection differs after tactile and electrical stimuli in MEG
T-060    Neural correlates of aberrant vocal motor control in Adductor Spasmodic Dysphonia
T-062    First recording of movement-related gamma response with optical MEG confirms that it is a band-limited phenomenon.
T-064    Mapping coherent cortical networks using simultaneous intracranial EEG (iEEG ) and Magnetoencephalography (MEG) in epilepsy patients.
T-066    The Effects of Task Duration on Post-Movement Beta Rebound
T-068    Decoding the orientation of contrast edges from MEG evoked and induced responses
T-070    Effects of oxytocin on social auditory processing and empathy in male adults with autism spectrum disorder
T-074    (blank)
T-076    Distinct patterns of resting state neuronal synchronizations and their associations to molecular markers in Alzheimer’s disease
T-078    Reorganization of the Somatosensory Cortex in Children with Cerebral Palsy due to Impaired Thalamocortical Sensory Tracts
T-080    MEG resting state patterns and their relation to surgical outcome in epilepsy
T-082    MEG spatiotemporal source decomposition localizes surface-negative reflex seizure.
T-084    Enhanced Synaptic Plasticity in Depressed Subjects after Ketamine Infusion
T-086    Cortico-Subthalamic Phase Interactions Promote Beta Synchronization and are Modulated by Dopamine Replacement Therapy in Patients with Parkinson’s
T-088    Corollary discharge and clinical characteristics in psychosis: An MEG study
T-090    Non-invasive Source Localization of Epileptic High-Frequency Oscillations Correlates with Intracranial Findings
T-092    A new tool for neurosurgeons - computer models that simulate epilepsy surgery
T-094    Magnetoencephalographic Evidence for a Distinct Role for the Anterior Insula in Suicidal Ideation
T-096    Correlating Magnetoencephalography and High-Density  Electroencephalography  to Invasive Recordings in Pediatric Patients undergoing Epilepsy Surgery
T-098    Analysis of 'rogue waves' and the Hurst exponent used in the identification of epileptogenic cortex
T-100    An investigation on the effect of B-vitamin optimisation on brain function using Magnetoencephalography (MEG) in older adults: a pilot study
T-102    EpiTools, an Anywave software suite for presurgical brain mapping in epilepsy with intracerebral EEG and MEG
T-104    Mesial temporal brain structures can be detected with magnetoencephalography: insights from simultaneous intracerebral and surface recordings
T-106    Magnetoencephalography in Mild Malformations of Cortical  Development with Oligodendroglial Hyperplasia
T-108    Cluster analysis reveals distinct ictal MEG connectivity patterns during childhood absence seizures
T-110    MEG-based stratification of surgical candidates with intractable epilepsy for vagus nerve stimulation
T-112    Interictal High Frequency Oscillations Detected Simultaneously with MEG and SEEG
T-114    Detection of Very-High Frequency Oscillations Using MEG for Epilepsy Patient
T-116    Using magnetoencephalography (MEG) to predict seizure outcome of vagus nerve stimulation
T-118    MEG functional connectivity predicts surgical outcome in patients with epilepsy
T-120    Beamformer source reconstruction of ictal events in pre-surgical epilepsy evaluation
T-122    Identification of lateralized networks and prediction of post-operative outcomes using magnetoencephalography coherence source imaging (CSI) in temporal lobe epilepsy
T-124    Identifying Epileptogenic Zone Using Frequency-Encoded Magnetic Source Imaging and CUDA
T-126    Localizing Epileptogenic Zones with Neuromagnetic Fast Ripples in Virtual Sensors for Insular Epilepsy
T-128    Epileptic seizure source analysis from intracranial EEG and MEG
T-130    Magnetoecephalography (MEG) Localized Focal Cortical Dysplasia (type IIA)
T-132    Repolarization Anomalies in Normal Fetuses
Franklin Hall B
7:00 - 10:00

Gala - Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Biomag Gala will take at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Tuesday August 28th (7:00 pm to 10:00 pm). Everyone registered for Biomag 2018 is invited! Several of the museum galleries will be open and a group picture will be taken on museum steps. Light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar is available. The Philadelphia Museum of Art is one of the largest art museums in the USA and a must-see attraction ( (Tickets for a guest to attend the Gala are available for purchase.)

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

7:00 am – 6:00 pm Registration Grand Ballroom Foyer
7:30 - 8:00 AM Clinical use of MEG in the Memory Clinic and in MS
A. Hillebrand, Ph.D.
Grand Ballroom C & D
8:00 - 8:30 MEG in Clinical Pediatrics: Developmental Considerations and Effect of Early Brain Lesions
P. Nevalainen, M.D., Ph.D.
Grand Ballroom C & D

Open Science

Chair: Dr. Niso (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)

Initiatives for Enabling MEG Open Science
Dr. Baillet (McGill University)

*Characterization of The OMEGA population’s brain activity
Dr. Niso (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)

From raw MEG/EEG to publication: Frontiers special topic featuring open analyses of open data
Dr. Litvak (UCL Institute of Neurology)

The Cambridge Centre for Ageing and Neuroscience (Cam-CAN) data repository: MEG and MRI data on a population-representative cohort of 650 healthy adults from 18-88 years of age
Dr. Price (University of Cambridge)

Alpha oscillations exert gain control of visual gamma band activity related to working memory: a user perspective on the Human Connectome Project (HCP) MEG data
Dr. Oostenveld (Radboud University) and Dr. Popov (University of Konstanz)

MNE-HCP: Lessons learned from processing the MEG data from the Human Connectome Project
Dr. Engemann (INRIA)

Grand Ballroom E & F
11:00 Break Franklin Hall B
11:30 Keynote Speaker - Stephanie R. Jones, PhD Grand Ballroom E & F
12:30 - 1:30 PM Lunch on your own
1:00 Business Meeting with James Zimmerman Prize Award presentation & lecture 1:00 - 1:35pm


Poster Session W1 “Hardware”

W-001    Low-cost and Portable Functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) Device for Simultaneous fNIRS and Magnetoencephalography(MEG) Measurement
W-003    262-Channel helmet for comparing Optically Pumped Magnetometers and Superconducting Quantum Interference Device Magnetoencephalography measurements
W-005    Software for ULF MRI: managing the various techniques and hardware
W-007    Hybrid MEG–MRI technology: light at the end of the tunnel
W-009    Virtues of high-Tc SQUID-based on-scalp MEG
W-011    Magnetic views on brain dynamics: Empirical estimates on the coherence lengths of neuromagnetic measurements with OPMs and SQUIDs
W-013    Active shielding system for multichannel optically-pumped magnetometer arrays
W-015    Current-density imaging and magnetic resonance-based electrical impedance tomography at ultra-low fields
W-017    Superconducting prepolarization coil for ultra-low-field magnetic resonance imaging
W-019    Helium-4 optically-pumped magnetometers for magnetoencephalography : photon-noise limited measurement and further perspectives
W-021    Direct head localization in magnetoencephalography based on ultra-low-field magnetic-resonance signal
W-023    Computational and phantom-based evaluation of dc neuronal current imaging with ultra-low field magnetic resonance
W-025    LifeSpan MEG: Measuring brain activity from baby to elderly with two helmets in one dewar
W-027    Novel Photic Stimulator for Magnetoencephalographic Recordings
W-029     Superconducting Self-shielded Zero Boil-Off MEG System for Real-Time Analysis
W-031    Diagnosis of conduction block in myelopathy patients by magnetospinography
W-033    Neuronal current imaging using 3D ultra-low field MRI – preliminary results
W-035    Wearable neuroimaging systems: comparing OPM-MEG to EEG
W-037    Wearable OPM-MEG vs cryogenic MEG during a visuo-motor task
W-039    Current density imaging in the head using ultra-low field magnetic resonance – An advanced phantom study
W-041    Finding sensor locations and orientations in optically-pumped-magnetometer-based magnetoencephalography
W-043    Construction of an optically-pumped-magnetometer-based magnetoencephalography system
W-045    Fabrication of a novel glass cell for compact and portable optically pumped magnetometers towards biomagnetic applications
W-047    Understanding crosstalk in Optically Pumped Magnetometer Magnetoencephalography
W-049    Bi-planar coil system for magnetic field nulling in magnetoencephalography using an array of optically pumped magnetometers
W-051    Atomic magnetometer for magnetic encephalography at Earth’s magnetic field strength
W-053    Magnetic field camera based on optically pumped magnetometers.
W-055    Handheld magnetic probe with permanent magnet and Hall sensor for identifying sentinel lymph nodes in breast cancer patients
W-057    Localizing On-scalp MEG Sensors using an Array of Magnetic Dipole Coils
W-059    Magnetoencephalography with a Cs-Based High-Sensitivity Compact Atomic Magnetometer
W-061    On-scalp MEG with a 7-channel high-Tc SQUID-based system
W-063    Localizing On-scalp MEG Sensors using an Array of Magnetic Dipole Coils
W-065    A 20-channel probe-beam detector for optically pumped K-Rb hybrid magnetometers and MEG measurements
W-067    Toward a Ultra-low Field Magnetic Resonance Electrical Impedance Tomography
W-069    Magnetospinography visualizes electrophysiological activity in the lumber radiculopathy
W-071    Visualization of electrophysiological activity at the carpal tunnel area in response to stimulation of the digital nerve using magnetoneurography
W-073    Investigation of optimal sensor intervals for a magnetoneurogram system with a vector-type gradiometer array
W-075    Visualization of muscle electrical activity after electrical stimulation of the ulnar nerve using superconducting quantum interference device sensors
W-077    Visualization of nerve activities in the brachial plexus after ulnar nerve stimulation using magnetoneurography system.
W-079    Estimating the geometry of OPM sensor arrays relative to the human brain
W-081    Magnetospinography visualizes electrophysiological activity in the cervical spine after peripheral nerve stimulation
W-083    Controlling for temperature in OPM-MEG recordings
W-085    Detection of SSVEP using Optically-Pumped Magnetometer for future MEG based BCI
W-087    First MEG recordings with an optically pumped 4He magnetometer at ambient temperature
W-089    Optimization of an optically-pumped magnetic gradiometer for Magnetoencephalography
W-093    Improvement of 36-channel Magnetocardiography System Based on DC SQUID Magemetometers
Franklin Hall B

Proffered Abstracts II: New Approaches to Magnetocardiography

Chair: Yu-han Chen, PhD.

3:00 Exercise MCG with Optically Pumped Magnetometers Thomas Middelmann
3:12 Signal space separation method for biomagnetic sensor arrays arranged on a flat plane for magnetocardiographic applications: A computer simulation study Kensuke Sekihara
3:24 Successful Measurement of Magnetocardiogram Using a 64-channel Magnetoresistive Sensor Atsuhiko Yagishita
3:36 Polymorphisms of QRS in fetal magnetocardiogram relate abnormalities in fetuses with congenital heart diseases of poor prognosis Takayoshi Hosono
3:48 Fetal Magnetocardiography Using Optically-Pumped Magnetometers Sarah Bitant
4:00 Magnetocardiography based Ischemic Heart Disease Detection with Support Vector Machine and Extreme Gradient Boosting Method Rong Tao
4:12 Comparison of the Full-tensor and Single-component Magnetocardiography in Signal Detection and Source Reconstruction Shulin Zhang
4:24 Mechanistic Study of Sacral nerve Stimulation using MEG – A Control Study Sian Worthen
4:36 Analysis of High Frequency Components of the QRS Complex in Clinical Magnetocardiography Data Xiangyan Kong
4:48 Magnetic fields from the heart measured with an optical magnetometer Kasper Jensen
Grand Ballroom A & B

Neuronal oscillations at multiple spatio-temporal scales: from methods to brain’s function and dysfunction(s)

Chairs: Drs. Marzetti and Pizzella

Aberrant alpha oscillations in ADHD patients
Cecilia Mazzetti (Radboud University, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition, and Behaviour, Nijmegen, The Netherlands)

Comparison of MEG resting state approaches and application to Parkinson’s disease
Dr. Florin (Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany)

Large-scale synchronization in ongoing brain activity by multidimensional connectivity
Dr. Marzetti (University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy)

Frequency specificity of the brain networks in healthy and clinical population
Dr. Pizzella (University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy)

Modulation of beta oscillations: a marker of disorder and personality
Dr. Brookes (The University of Nottingham, U.K.)

Whole-brain MEG reveals reduced long-range synchronization in chronic schizophrenia
Dr. Palva (University of Helsinki, Finland)

Grand Ballroom E & F

Investigating the sleeping brain using MEG

Chair: Dr. Schreiner (School of Psychology, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom)

Spindle activity phase-locked to global slow oscillations
Dr. Klinzing

Trajectories of traveling slow waves and spindles during NREM sleep
Dr. Schönauer

Imaging REM sleep oscillations with magnetoencephalography
Dr. Coffey

Continued Evaluation of Environmental Stimuli during Sleep
Dr. Schabus)

Identifying memory reactivations
Dr. Schreiner (School of Psychology, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom)

Grand Ballroom C & D


Poster Session W2 “Higher Cognitive Processes”

W-002    Causal Modeling of Language Processes in a Distributed Brain Network
W-004    Shifts from normal to fast speech correspond with shifts in the frequency of neuronal entrainment detected by MEG
W-006    Top-Down Influence on Sensory and Motor Gamma Responses during the Reorienting of Attention
W-008    Examining the brain network underlying mental flexibility in children with neurodevelopmental disorders
W-010    The oscillatory signature of fluid intelligence during development
W-012    Decoding unconsciously perceived faces from MEG responses
W-014    Age and Sex Interact in the Oscillatory Coding of Visual Attention and Perception
W-016    Causal Evidence for the Modulation of Endogenous Oscillations and Selective Attention by Visual Entrainment
W-018    Alpha and Theta Aberrations during Selective Attention Processing in HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorder
W-020    Oscillatory Dynamics of Attention Function in Alcohol Use Disorder
W-022    Magnetic Imaging - Genetics Studies on Brain Lateralization in Developmental Dyslexia
W-024    Alpha band suppression during an interactive tapping task: A parent-child hyperscanning-MEG study
W-026    Spectral Temporal Analysis of Lexical Processing in Children
W-030    Altered network synchrony underlying working memory maintenance in children born very preterm
W-032    MVPA analysis of ITPC data as a tool to classify different types of automatic neurolinguistic processes in the brain
W-034    Spatiotemporal mapping of responses to linguistic stimuli in minimally-verbal/non-verbal autism spectrum disorder
W-036    The impact of semantic congruence on medial temporal and parietal event-related desynchrony in recognition memory
W-038    Sex and Developmental Differences in Neural Component Recruitment During Verbal Working Memory Processing
W-040    Altered Oscillatory Dynamics of Visual Selective Attention Processing in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes
W-042    The involvement of the Globus Pallidus in modulating posterior alpha and beta oscillations
W-044    Different rhythm modulations serve different mechanisms during reorienting of visuospatial attention
W-046    Inhibition or attention? Brain mechanisms by which regular physical activity benefits adolescent’s cognition.
W-048    Context-dependent role of selective attention for change detection in multi-speaker scenes
W-050    Dynamic information processing and the role of slow oscillations
W-052    Effects of Intelligibility on Neuromagnetic Responses to Speech
W-054    Representational dynamics of task context and its influence on object processing
W-056    Spatio-spectro-temporal characterisation of induced brain processes associated with a silent verb generation task
W-058    Disrupted fronto-limbic circuitry during angry face processing in adolescents with borderline personality disorder traits
W-060    Temporally unconstrained decoding recovers trial-specific dynamics in perceptual judgements
W-064    Wearable magnetometer arrays for the assessment of language laterality
W-066    Attention-modulated speech evoked responses using a frequency-tagging approach : a magnetoencephalographic study
W-068    Cross-language differences in the cortical dynamics of intelligible speech: A MEG study
W-070    Spatiotemporal Signatures of Natural Language Prediction: A MEG study
W-072    Frequency specific emotional valances modulation disruptions in major depression disorder
W-074    Cortical maps of syntactic hierarchical structures during speech perception
W-076    Speech-in-noise capabilities of children: Effects of noise properties and visual input on speech-brain tracking
W-078    Comparing the potential of MEG and EEG to uncover speech-brain tracking
W-080    Magnetoencephalography study of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome before and after Lidocaine infusions and prediction of treatment outcomes
W-082    Stimulus-modality independent activation of the brain network for language, identified with multiset canonical correlation analysis
W-084    Tracking Selective Attention in a Musical Cocktail
W-086    Combining pupillometry and MEG to study effects of cognitive load in an implicit pattern learning task
W-088    Shifts from Single to Multiple Neural Rhythms during Human Empathy Development
W-090    Rapid detection of social interactions in the human brain
W-092    Lexical and sub-lexical effects on speech segmentation
W-094    Low spatial frequencies support the emergence of categorical representations in natural scene perception
W-096    The hippocampus during online language processing
W-098    Combining MEG and articulography to study neural control of speech movements
W-100    Identifying The Neural Architecture of Perceptual Decision Making with Normative, Shallow and Deep neural network approaches
W-102    Resolving feedforward and feedback neural processing in object recognition across categorical divisions
W-104    Assessing online learning in 3-month-old infants using spatial filters in Magnetoencephalography (MEG)
W-108    Network dynamics of the human brain underlying attention
W-110    Prefrontal and Parietal Oscillations Underlie Load-related Differences in Spatial Working Memory Performance
W-112    Using Magnetoencephalography to Study Intergroup Conflicts
W-114    Alpha and Beta Oscillatory Dynamics are Modulated by Verbal Working Memory Load
W-016    Brain-to-brain synchronization during mother-child social interaction
W-118    Reduced heart rate variability is associated with MEG spectral powers in 6 month old infants with prenatal alcohol exposure
Franklin Hall B
6:30 End of Day

Thursday, August 30, 2018

7:00 am – 1:00 pm Registration Grand Ballroom Foyer
7:30 - 8:00 AM Optically Pumped Magnetometry for MEG: Towards Clinical Translation
M. Brookes, Ph.D.
Grand Ballroom C & D
8:00 - 8:30 Robust Oscillatory and Neurochemical Biomarkers in Schizophrenia: Integrating MEG, MRS and Modelling
K. Singh, Ph.D.
Grand Ballroom C & D

Multimodal imaging with magnetic resonance and MEG

Chairs: Drs. Zevenhoven and Kim

How ultra-low-field MRI will improve MEG
Prof. Risto Ilmoniemi

Hybrid MEG–MRI technology: light at the end of the tunnel
Zevenhoven (Research Group Leader, Aalto University)

Spatio-temporal Processing of Time-to-contact in the Human Brain
Dong (Ph.D. Candidate, McGill University)

Imaging intrinsic and impressed currents in the brain – Towards improved functional imaging
Dr. Rainer Körber

Current-density imaging and magnetic resonance-based electrical impedance tomography at ultra-low fields
Magnelind (Scientist Los Alamos National Laboratory)

Toward a Ultra-low Field Magnetic Resonance Electrical Impedance Tomography
Kim (Head, Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science)

Grand Ballroom E & F

Temporal and Spectral Properties of Hub Networks


Dr. de Pasquale (University of Teramo, Teramo, Italy)
Dr. Della Penna (University of Chieti-Pescara, Chieti, Italy)

Modeling and interpreting mesoscale network dynamics at rest and during cognitively demanding tasks
Dr. Bassett (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA)

Functional cores in network dynamics
Dr. de Pasquale (University of Teramo, Teramo, Italy)

The relationship between rest and task dynamics of integration
Dr. Della Penna (University of Chieti-Pescara, Chieti, Italy)

The relationship between static and dynamic functional connectivity: Insights from Neurodevelopment
Dr. Brookes (University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK)

Topological complexity in the brain facilitates a hierarchy of timescales
Dr. Gollo (QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute)

Grand Ballroom A & B

MEG Connectome in Childhood Disease

Chairs: Drs. Dunkley and Pang

Development of brain networks for speech production and face perception: Studies of preschool aged children with a custom-sized pediatric MEG system
Dr. Johnson (Macquarie University, Australia)

The default mode network and neurodevelopmental disorders: data from the Province of Ontario Neurodevelopmental Disorders (POND) Network
Dr. Dunkley (Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada)

Connectivity and Network-Based Mapping of Critical Language Sites in Children with Epilepsy
Dr. Kadis (Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati OH, USA)

Mental flexibility and emotion regulation in children with neurodevelopmental disorders
Dr. Pang (Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada)

Grand Ballroom C & D
11:00 Break Franklin Hall B

MEG connectomics for understanding healthy and disordered networks


Dr. Ghuman (University of Pittsburgh)

Using Multivariate Time Series Improves Estimation of Functional Connectivity Patterns
Mr. Bruña (Technical University of Madrid)

Band-specific oscillatory synchrony as an intrinsic organizational principle of the human connectome
Dr. Ghuman (University of Pittsburgh)

Spectral Fingerprints of Neuronal InteractionsDr. Siegel (University of Tuebingen)

Analysis of the dynamic properties of interaction at rest
Dr. Della Penna (University of Chieti-Pescara)

What could connectivity tell us about Schizophrenia?
Dr. O’Neill (University of Nottingham)

Using individualized brain network models to improve epilepsy surgery outcome
Dr. Hillebrand (VU Medical Center)

Grand Ballroom E & F

From neural activity to multivariate patterns in MEG: Recent advances, challenges, and future prospects


Dr. Pantazis (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Confusions in the use of multivariate decoding for the study of brain function
Martin Hebart (National Institute of Mental Health)

From brain responses to algorithms: advances in parsing the computational architecture of perceptual decision making with MEG and machine learning
Ms. Laura Gwilliams (New York University)

Tracking the spatio-temporal neural trace of image memorability
Dr. Mullin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Ultra-rapid serial visual presentation disentangles feedforward and feedback processes in the ventral visual pathway
Dr. Pantazis (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Characterizing the spatiotemporal dynamics of emotional face perception
Diana Dima (Cardiff University)

Grand Ballroom A & B

Thinking outside the brain box: Using MEG to assess oscillatory coupling between the brain and the body

Chairs: Drs. Jerbi and Dalal

Brain-heart coupling as a building block of self-consciousness
Dr. Rebelo (Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle Épinière, Pitié-Salpêtrière, Paris)

Faster than the brain’s speed of light: Retinocortical interactions differ in high frequency activity when processing darks and lights
Dr. Westner (Center of Functionally Integrative Neuroscience, Aarhus University, Denmark0

Predictive entrainment of natural speech through two frontomotor top-down channels
Dr. Park (University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom and University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom)

Cortico-muscular coherence in Parkinson’s disease: Differentiated effects of deep brain stimulation and dopaminergic medication on motor cortical function
Dr. Højlund (Center of Functionally Integrative Neuroscience (CFIN), Aarhus University, Denmark and Department of Neurology, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark)

Insights into proprioceptive spino-cortical pathways from the coupling between movement kinematics and neocortical activity.
Dr. De Tiège (Université libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium)

Capturing top-down modulations of cochlear activity within an integrated neuro-cochlear measurement framework
Dr. Demarchi (Paris Lodron University of Salzburg, Austria)

Grand Ballroom C & D
1:30 pm Closing Remarks Grand Ballroom E & F