A/Professor Kai-Hsiang Chuang
Queensland Brain Institute
University of Queensland

Title: "Understanding Resting State Networks of the Brain"


Synchronous neural oscillation provides information of the functional connectivity of the brain. Using resting-state functional MRI (rsfMRI), large-scale synchronous networks that change with development, mental processes, brain state, ageing and diseases have been found in human brain, suggesting system-level functional organisation and the potential of using them as a biomarker. Despite its broad application, the underlying neurophysiological basis of hemodynamic oscillation detected by fMRI and the functions of those resting-state networks are still not clear. The discovery of similar networks in rodent brain provides a window to address these questions. Our research focuses on developing new fMRI techniques and multimodal tools (e.g., opto-/chemo-genetics, calcium recording) in mouse models to understand the neural mechanisms, pathways and plasticity of resting state networks and rsfMRI in relation to behavioural performance and diseases.


About Neuroscience Seminars

Neuroscience seminars at the QBI play a major role in the advancement of neuroscience in the Asia-Pacific region. The primary goal of these seminars is to promote excellence in neuroscience through the exchange of ideas, establishing new collaborations and augmenting partnerships already in place.

Seminars in the QBI Auditorium on Level 7 are held on Wednesdays at 12-1pm, which are sometimes simulcast on Zoom (with approval from the speaker). We also occassionally hold seminars from international speakers via Zoom. The days and times of these seminars will vary depending on the time zone of the speaker. Please see each seminar listed below for details. 


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