Secrets of neuroimaging revealed

12th March 2009


Have you ever wondered how scientists study the mysteries of the brain? Would you like to hear more about the latest developments in neuroimaging?

Professor Paul Furlong will deliver his inaugural lecture at Aston University on Monday, 16th March. In it, he will explore neuroimaging techniques and their value to both fundamental research as well as their practical application in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the brain.
Prof Furlong said: ‘Understanding how the brain works remains one of the major challenges of the 21st century.  The last 20 years in particular have seen a rapid development in sophisticated technologies to study the brain. In particular, techniques known collectively as neuroimaging have been heralded as providing unparalleled opportunities to understand human brain function.
‘Aston University has been at the forefront of the study of human brain function for over 40 years. The University pioneered some of the first electrical brain measurements and more recently installed state of the art neuroimaging technology, for example we had the first whole-brain magnetoencephalography (MEG) system for mapping brain function in the UK. My lecture will provide a brief retrospective of Aston’s unique neuroimaging journey and will also discuss current research and explore future developments.’

The lecture starts at 6.30pm in the Sumpner Lecture Theatre and is open to everyone. Admission is free. A buffet will follow the lecture.

To book a place please email events@aston.ac.uk or for more information please contact Claire Hopkins on 0121 204 4542.

For further press information please contact Sally Finn on 0121 204 4552 or email s.l.finn1@aston.ac.uk.