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Pierre-Louis Bazin

Seminar Session IV

Integrative Model-based Cognitive Neurosicence Unit, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands






Pierre-Louis Bazin is a Senior Scientist in the Integrative Model-based Cognitive Neurosicence unit of the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, and Guest Researcher in the Departments of Neurology and Neurophysics at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig, Germany. He received his Ph.D. from Paris XI University and INRIA Rocquencourt, France, in 2001 followed by post-doctoral training at Brown University and Johns Hopkins University. He has worked as a researcher for the Johns Hopkins Hospital, the Max Planck Institute, the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience and the Spinoza Centre for Neuroimaging. He is the recipient of a NIH Career Development Award and a Marie Curie International Reintegration Grant. His interests lie at the intersection between Cognitive Neuroscience, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, and Medical Image Computing with a particular focus on investigating the finer details of the correspondence between brain structure and function with high field MRI.




Below the surface: diving into the brain’s functional organization from cortical layers to deep brain structures with high field and quantitative MRI
With recent advances in high field MRI, the scale of inquiry achievable in MRI has shifted from the macroscopic to the mesoscopic. Sub-millimetric resolutions have enabled to image cortical lamination, small nuclei, and fine details of brain anatomy in the living human brain. Quantitative imaging has pushed further to provide insights on microscopic structure and physiological mechanisms of brain function. I will present some of these recent results in laminar fMRI, high resolution mapping of cortical, sub-cortical, cerebellar and vascular structure and their relation to the organization of functional hierarchies.