Seminário: "Advances in Functional Neuroimaging" -  Licenciatura em Engenharia Biomédica

10:30H | Anfiteatro G0-A1 do Departamento de Física e Matemática (DFM)

No âmbito da Unidade Curricular Equipamentos de Imagiologia Médica da Licenciatura em Engenharia Biomédica-Bioeletrónica, irá decorrer no próximo dia 19 de Dezembro 2019, pelas 10h30, no Anfiteatro G0-A1, do Departamento de Física e Matemática do Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Coimbra, um seminário sobre neuroimagem.


Neuroimaging is the use of various techniques to either directly or indirectly image the structure, function, or pharmacology of the nervous system. In this seminar, several non-invasive imaging techniques to study brain function will be presented by experts in the field. 

Electroencephalography (EEG) and related techniques, such as Magnetoencephalography (MEG), provide a direct measure of neuronal activity. However, their spatial resolution is poor.  Multimodal imaging techniques, as it is the case of combined EEG-fMRI, have then emerged to leverage the advantages (and circumventing the disadvantages) of imaging techniques when considered separately. The combination of the best of both worlds has also been proposed with the development of Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (fNRIS) that makes use of functional light spectroscopy in the near-infrared wavelength range to neuroimaging. 



Gabriel Costa1 – Gabriel Costa is a Biologist from the University of Coimbra. After concluding his PhD in Cell Biology he transitioned to the field of cognitive neuroscience. He is experienced in electrophysiology methods such as EEG and MEG and uses these techniques to study brain oscillations in vision and perception. 

Rodolfo Abreu1 – Rodolfo Abreu holds an MSc and a PhD degree in Biomedical Engineering from the New University of Lisbon and the University of Lisbon, respectively. His research focuses on the development of methods aimed at optimizing the combination of EEG and fMRI to better understand the pathophysiology of multiple sclerosis.

João Pereira1 – João Pereira is a Biomedical Engineer from the University of Coimbra, specialized in Image and Radiation. He has been working on fMRI analysis and applications, such as neurofeedback. Currently, João is a PhD student in Biomedical Engineering, with a project focused on fNRIS-based neurofeedback for motor rehabilitation in stroke patients.

1Coimbra Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Translational Research (CIBIT) and Institute of Nuclear Sciences Applied to Health (ICNAS) – University of Coimbra




Data de Publicação 2019-12-12