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Event Summaries About Brain Anatomy and Physiology

Computational Psychiatry: Opportunities and Challenges for the Future

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Location: Bethesda, MD

Description: The NIMH Office of Director held a scientific workshop on computational psychiatry.

Society for Neuroscience 2015 Symposium Brain Stimulation Based Neural Circuit Modeling: Linking levels of analysis

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Location: Fairmont, Chicago

Description: This symposium will bring together basic neuroscientists, computational modelers, and clinical investigators to discuss how to integrate large-scale computational modeling with translational neuroscience, in order to increase our understanding of how to improve the rhythmic interactions of networks by non-surgical brain stimulation and enhance cognitive capabilities in clinical disorders.

The Maturation of Functional Brain Networks: Insight into the Origins and Course of Mental Disorders

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Location: Washington, D.C.

Description: Neural networks are a fundamental property of normal brain function, and dysregulated brain activity has been implicated in a wide array of mental disorders. In January 2011, NIMH convened a multi-disciplinary workshop of experts to discuss the opportunities and challenges of studying the maturation of neural networks in healthy and clinical populations. The workshop focused on non-invasive research tools, structure-function relationships, typical and atypical development, personalized biomarkers, and developmental connectivity maps.

Sponsors: National Institute of Mental Health

NIH Workshop on Nonverbal School-Aged Children with Autism

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Location: Rockville, Maryland

Description: NIH Workshop on Nonverbal School-Aged Children with Autism Meeting Summary

Sponsors: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), National Institute of Mental Health, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

Using Electrophysiological Methods to Understand Neural Mechanisms of, and Treatment Effects in, Mental Illness in Children and Adolescents

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Location: Bethesda, Maryland

Description: This workshop examined the use of EEG/MEG to understand brain mechanisms of mental disorders in children and adolescents. Participants discussed the advantages of these methods, the limitations, and future directions.

Sponsors: National Institute of Mental Health

Novel Methods for Examining Prefrontal Interactions with Cortical and Subcortical Systems that Support Complex Mental Function

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Location: Rockville, Maryland

Description: NIMH sponsored this workshop to identify the gaps in understanding of the anatomical and functional influences of the prefrontal cortex on circuits supporting complex mental functions, and to assess technologies that could enable a more precise understanding of these brain networks.

Optimizing fMRI Approaches to Adolescent Mental Disorders

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Location: Rockville, Maryland

Description: On August 17–18, 2006, the National Institute of Mental Health sponsored a workshop that brought together researchers involved in the use of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to study adolescent mental disorders and normal development, as well as scientists involved in integrating fMRI data with data from other imaging modalities. The goal was to address issues involved in such research toward the goal of optimizing study designs and approaches to improve our understanding of the neural bases of these disorders

Sponsors: Division of Developmental Translational Research (DDTR), Division of Neuroscience and Basic Behavioral Science (DNBBS)

Developmental and Translational Models of Emotion Regulation and Dysregulation: Links to Childhood Affective Disorders

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Location: Bethesda, MD

Description: On April 3 and 4, 2006, the National Institute of Mental Health sponsored a meeting that brought together basic and clinical scientists in the field of emotion regulation to review current models, identify research gaps, and propose promising directions for future research.

Sponsors: Division of Developmental Translational Research (DDTR), Division of Services and Intervention Research (DSIR)

Reward Neurocircuitry in Adolescent Development and Decision Making

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Location: Bethesda, Maryland

Description: Adolescence is a time of increased risk taking, as well as increased decisional capacity. Importantly, it is a time of increased vulnerability to social influences and to the onset of psychopathology, such as mood and substance use disorders

Sponsors: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institute of Mental Health, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)