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PERFORM Colloquium: Data-driven neuroscience - Learning machines and the neuronal black box

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Karim Jerbi, PhD


This event is free




Wendy Kunin
514-848-2424 ext. 5295


Faubourg Building
1250 Guy
Room 620 (Centre for Teaching & Learning)




In this talk I will discuss recent advances in brain decoding, an emerging technique that relies on the use of artificial intelligence tools (such as machine learning) to unravel the neuronal bases of healthy cognition and brain disorders. The basic concepts underlying this data-mining approach will be introduced and several examples from ongoing work in my lab will be presented. I will discuss future perspectives, controversial issues and current challenges.

Speaker Bio:

Karim Jerbi is Canada Research Chair in Systems Neuroscience and Cognitive Brain Imaging. He's head of the Computational and Cognitive Neuroscience Lab (CoCo Lab) at the Department of Psychology of the University of Montreal. He's also deputy director of the MEG imaging facility at the University of Montreal and member of multiple recearch centers (BRAMS, CRIUGM, CRIUSSM, CRM, etc.).
Training: Karim Jerbi holds a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience and Brain Imaging (University of Paris VI, France) and a degree in Biomedical Engineering (University of Karlsruhe, Germany).

The research focus of his group lies at the cross-roads between computational, systems and cognitive neuroscience. The research he leads seeks to elucidate the role of large-scale brain network dynamics in normal cognitive processes and their breakdown in psychiatric disorders. To this end, his research relies on a combination of invasive (intracranial electroencephalography, iEEG) and non-invasive (EEG and MEG) recordings, combined with advanced signal processing and artificial intelligence tools, including machine learning.

Karim Jerbi is interested in inter-disciplinary research questions such as the neural basis of attention, decsion-making, states of consciousness and sleep, and has a keen interest in various forms of interaction between art, creativity and neuroscience.

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