Fifth Biennial Conference on Resting State and Brain Connectivity
Following the successful previous conferences in Boston/Cambridge (Mass., USA), Magdeburg (Germany, EU), and Milwaukee (Wisc., USA), the Fifth Biennial Conference on Resting State and Brain Connectivity took place in Vienna (Austria, EU) September 21 to 23, 2016.
Christian Windischberger is chair of the local organizing committee.
Three OHBM Merit Abstract Awards. Off to Hawaii!
Great news! Martin Tik, Lucia Navarro, and Ronald Sladky have each been selected to receive a Merit Abstract Award for the 2015 OHBM Annual Meeting in Honolulu (Hawaii, USA). After a double-blind peer-review process, only the top-rated abstracts were selected for this competitive award. Martin Tik will present his work on ultra-high field functional MR imaging of the human brain during an Aha!-moment as a poster. Lucia Navarro will give an oral presentation on the benefits of her newly-developed MRI acquisition coil in combination with transcranial magnetic stimulation. Ronald Sladky’s effective connectivity study on emotion processing in the extended amygdala network shall be also presented in one of the few oral presentation slots. Aloha!
ESMRMB Lectures on MRI: Resting state fMRI – basic concepts, methods & applications
We co-organized this year’s ESMRMB fMRI lecture on resting state fMRI (course website).
After three days of inspiring presentations by Christian Beckmann, Bharat Biswal, Catie Chang, Peter Fransson, Vesa Kiviniemi, Mika Rubinov, Sepideh Sadaghiani, Lucina Uddin, Ilya Veer, Martin Walter, and Christian Windischberger we concluded our workshop with a scientific retreat in the mountains.
Social Anxiety: Even the Brains of People With Anxiety States Can Get Used to Fear
Selected national  and international [2-5] media coverage of our recent PLOS ONE article on social phobia Increased Neural Habituation in the Amygdala and Orbitofrontal Cortex in Social Anxiety Disorder Revealed by fMRI.
- Sozialphobie: An Angst gewöhnen (derStandard.at)
- Even the Brains of People With Anxiety States Can Get Used to Fear (ScienceDaily)
- You can bust social phobia (The New Indian Express)
- Scientists discover functional control strategies in emotional circuits of people with social phobia (Social Anxiety Ireland)
- Angst: Eine Gewöhnungssache? (scinexx)
Science Slam, Vienna
At the fourth Science Slam (Reigen, Vienna) Ronald Sladky was awarded the first prize. With his entertaining presentation on functional MRI, Ins Hirn einischaun (Lookin’ into the brain), he won the audience vote.