Neuro-X seminar: Prof Dora Hermes Miller, Driving human visual cortex, visually and electrically


Event details

Date 14.12.2022
Hour 16:0017:00
Speaker Prof Dora Hermes Miller
Location Online
Category Conferences - Seminars
Event Language English

The development of circuit-based therapeutics to treat neurological and neuropsychiatric diseases require detailed localization and understanding of electrophysiological signals in the human brain. Electrodes can record and stimulate circuits in many ways, and we often rely on non-invasive imaging methods to predict the location to implant electrodes. However, electrophysiological and imaging signals measure the underlying tissue in a fundamentally different manner. To integrate multimodal data and benefit from these complementary measurements, I will describe an approach that considers how different measurements integrate signals across the underlying tissue. I will show how this approach helps relate fMRI and intracranial EEG measurements and provides new insights into how electrical stimulation influences human brain networks.

Brief Bio
Dora Hermes, Ph.D., studies the signals measured in the living human brain in order to identify biomarkers of neurological and neuropsychiatric diseases and develop neuroprosthetics to interface with the brain. She did her PhD working with Nick Ramsey at the UMC Utrecht in the Netherlands, where her work on integrating functional MRI with intracranial EEG measurements received the Editor’s Choice Award from the Organization for Human Brain Mapping. During her postdoc, she worked with Jonathan Winawer and Brian Wandell at New York University and Stanford University, and received a prestigious Veni-fellowship in The Netherlands to study the relation between visual input and neural oscillations in health and disease. She is now an assistant professor at the Department of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota.
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