University of Zurich, Switzerland
Announcement and Call for Participation
We are pleased to announce a two-day Symposium on the standardized Low-Resolution Electromagnetic Tomography Neurofeedback technique.
Participants will be introduced to the basic principles and be taught how to apply and integrate sLORETA into their clinical work.
Faculty and Programme
Professor L. Jäncke, Institute of Neuropsychology, University of Zurich
sLORETA based on the BCI techniques as a new way of treating and rehabilitating psychiatric and neuropsychological diseases.
Roberto D. Pascual-Marqui, Key Institute, University of Zurich
There is a widely acknowledged need in neuroimaging science to depart from pure phrenology (location of function), and to focus on the connectivity of the brain. Recently, the diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) technique has been used to provide essential three-dimensional (3D) information on axonal fiber projections (tractography). However, this information is anatomical and static, not precisely dynamic. The importance of dynamic connectivity can be illustrated with the example of synchronization and binding, which can only emerge in a system where each element is connected to every other one, but for a given task to be performed in a finite amount of time, only some connections (of all possible connections) are used. Two methods will be evaluated about the estimation of causal (directional) cortical neuronal interactions. The methods are illustrated with visual event related potential data, and with spontaneous EEG data.
Marco Congedo, PhD, NovaTech EEG, Grenoble, France
Existing literature on Tomographic Neurofeedback based on LORETA/sLORETA methods will be reviewed. The problem of real-time extraction of intra-cerebral source activity in any given region oft interest is formulated in terms of reduction of noise and interference generated by non-interesting sources and artefacts. A filtering method to be applied to sLORETA Neurofeedback addressing this problem will be described.
Professor J. Kropotov, Institute of the Human Brain, St. Petersburg, Russia
QEEG and sLORETA-based Neurofeedback: an advanced course
- Localizing generators by means of sLORETA;
- Designing protocols for sLORETA Neurofeedback. Normative data bases (NovaTech sLORETA database);
- Demonstration of the sLORETA application, protocol design and its implementation on a subject followed by hands-on training.
Registration Fee: 200 EUR
Student Support: A limited number of registration fee waivers will be awarded to students who wish to attend the workshop. Proof of full-time student status required to apply.
For more information, please contact Marietta Chatzigeorgiou, Tel. +41 78 645 28 54 or +41 44 311 63 43.
Further information concerning accommodation and details on the symposium will follow.
We look forward to meeting you in Zurich!
The Symposium Organizers