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Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

International Initiatives

Inria International Labs



Associate Team involved in the International Lab:

Other projects

Participants : Pierre Maurel, Christian Barillot, Claire Cury.

Gundishapur Program (Partenariat Hubert Curien franco-iranien)

This project is a collaboration between the Empenn team and the Institute of medical science and technologies (Shahid Beheshti university, Iran).

Combining EEG (Electroencephalogram) and fMRI (functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging) shows great promise in helping scientists to better understand the complex function of the brain. It can also be used in understanding the brain dysfunctions or specific behaviors. The integration of these two modalities can provide a good spatio-temporal resolution of the neuronal activities, and therefore, it can bring a good insight on the brain function. EEG is the recording of the electrical activity of the brain through scalp surface electrodes. We are already working in this area through the HEMISFER project, whose goal is to make full use of neurofeedback paradigm by using a coupling model associating functional and metabolic information from Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and Electro-encephalography (EEG) to “enhance” the neurofeedback protocol. A former member of our team, Dr. Noorzadeh, has already worked on a part of this project, and is now in IMSAT (Iran). He is our main contact for this collaboration.

This project works on the integration methods, in order to first acquire the simultaneous data of high quality with the minimum possible artifacts, and also on biomedical applications in this regard. One of these applications is the source localization using the multi-modal data. Identifying neuronal sources in both high spatial and temporal resolution can open up a bright way to understand lots of diseases, among which epilepsy is the main one. The epileptic seizures or the inter-ictal discharges are nowadays only detected by EEG, but the origin of the activity is only inferred in terms of brain lobes. This spatial precision can be augmented and the method can be used in the precise detection of the focal points of epilepsy for the pre-surgical evaluations.

Informal International Collaborations