Workshop before SEPEX-EPS meeting: Novel Approaches to ICA of Resting State and Task Data’ Oxford, 7th July 2016

A one-day workshop entitled ‘Novel Approaches to ICA of Resting State and Task Data’ will be held in Oxford on 7th July 2016 (directly preceding the meeting of the Experimental Psychology Society). This workshop will focus on novel approaches designed to increase the usefulness of ICA as a tool for cognitive neuroscientists. This includes clinical application, maintenance of the link between connectivity and function, determining the effect of stimulation on connectivity, and the ability to investigate the interaction of distinct networks.

The timetable is provided below. Attendance is free but registration is required due to the limited number of places. For more information and to register a place, please email Postdoctoral researchers and PhD students wishing to request financial support to attend may apply to the EPS Grindley grant (

Novel Approaches to Independent Component Analysis of Resting-State and Task-Based fMRI Data

7th July 2016                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Oxford

9:00 – 9:10                                                                                                                          Welcome
9:10 – 9:55       Karsten Specht (University of Bergen, Norway) – Assessing Structure and Function in Stroke Aphasia using Joint ICA
10:00 – 10:45     Fatemeh Geranmayeh (Imperial College London, UK) – Identifying Overlapping Networks for Spoken Language Production and Semantic Cognition in Anterior Temporal, Inferior Parietal and Frontal Cortex
10:45 – 11:15                                                                                                                    Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:00      Rebecca Jackson (University of Manchester, UK) – Investigating the Function of Resting-State Networks using a Systematic ICA Approach
12:05 – 12:50     Roser Sala-Llonch (University of Oslo, Norway) – Utility of ICA to find Network-Related Changes in Behaviour and Induced by Stimulation
12:50 – 13:50                                                                                                                          Lunch
13:50 – 14:35     Sam Harrison (University of Oxford, UK) – Identifying Large-scale Probabilistic Functional Modes using Resting State fMRI
14:40 – 15:25     Veronika Schöpf (Karl-Franzens Universität Graz, Austria) – Networks in Chemosensory Perception: The Utilization of ICA to Investigate Smell Loss
15:25 – 16:00                                                                                                                       Tea Break
16:00 – 16:45     Christian Beckmann (Radboud University, Netherlands) – Identifying Functional Modes in the Resting-State using Temporal ICA