Available PhD student fellowship in neuroimaging markers of early stages of Alzheimer's disease

The Laboratory of Functional Neuroscience at the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Cell Biology, University Pablo de Olavide, Seville (Spain), invites applications for one PhD student position to investigate in neuroimaging markers (structural and functional) of healthy and pathological aging. The position is renewed on a yearly basis, and the salary is according to spanish standard. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Evaluations will start immediately.


Videos of resting-state fMRI symposium in Stanford

Thanks to Dr. Michael D. Greicius for providing videos (http://restingstate.stanford.edu/) of the resting-state fMRI symposium in Stanford University, June 17, 2009. Below are the topic and speakers.

Bharat Biswal
University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, USA
Multi-site Validation of Resting State fMRI

Michael Greicius
Stanford University School of Medicine, USA


functional connectivity cannot output zFCmap*.img

 Dear experts,

I've done functional connectivity  using rest toolkit. I chose the parameters as the manual showed. But there were no any .img file created eg. no FCMap*.img and zFCMap*.img. I can not find the reason. Could anyone help me? Any commnets are greatly appreciated.



question about the result of functional connectivity

hello.  I am using the REST program and had a quick question.  I am trying to use the functional connectivity aspect of the program and had a quick question on what it gives me as a result.  I am using the voxel wise function and I am masking a certain region and trying to calculate connectivity between that region and other regions in the brain.  I got the program to work I just am not sure exactly what the colors mean that the result gives me.  Does a lighter color mean that that area is the most similar to my region of interest.  Does it mean that it is more ac

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ROI Regressor calculation using Taylor series

dear rest-team,

I am interested into the adaptation of the time course calculation of different ROI regressors in REST in the following way:
For the reason of small correction of time-shifts the idea is to differentiate the time courses, similar to the idea of taylor series:
               f(t)=f(t=0)+ df/dt I(t=0) + d^2f/d^2t I(t=0)+...

Any feedback towards this idea and its potential implementation possibilities in REST would be highly appreciated,


method about REST

i am just reading a review :Default-mode brain dysfunction in mental disorders: A systematic review.  in this article the REST software is mentioned as a methods and measurement models to investigate the DMN.it is said:
  "The assessment of resting brain networks using the BOLD
response may be achieved through a number of methods. Two of
which, region-of-interest (ROI) seed-based correlation approaches
and ICA, are most commonly employed in the literature."



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臧玉峰 医学博士   浙江大学理学院兼职教授,

题目: 静息态fMRI:计算方法及其在脑疾病与认知神经科学的应用概述

赵小虎 医学博士 同济大学附属同济医院放射科 副主任医师




Fix the error of reading and writing NIfTI images in REST on multiple OS (especially 64 bit linux)

Since the module of reading and writing NIfTI images in REST is based on some spm compiled files, you may encounter the problem of “Error using ==> rest_WriteNiftiImage at 92” if you use the most recent OS.

Please do the following steps to fix this problem:
1. Please install SPM5 (or above release) and compile the mex files correctly according to http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/SPM/Installation_on_64bit_Linux.
2. Please install the latest release of REST.
3. Run the function: REST_Fix_Read_Write_Error. Please click here to download it!



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