Report on the conference of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM), June 16-20, 2013, Seattle, USA
Mateusz Rusiniak, Tomasz Wolak
(World Hearing Center, Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing, Warsaw, Poland)
JHS 2013; 3(3): SR65-66
Annual conferences of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping are the most important meetings of scientists conducting research on human brain associated in OHMB. 2474 persons from 42 countries (including 9 persons from Poland) participated in this year’s meeting and the World Hearing Center was represented by dr inż. Tomasz Wolak and mgr inż. Mateusz Rusiniak (fig. 1). About 120 lectures were given at the conference, with seven as the so-called “keynote lectures”. However, it is worth mentioning that lectures are not the most important part of these conferences. Due to a great number of participants, majority of works are presented on posters and this year there were almost two and a half thousand posters. Scientists from Poland submitted only 12 works, three of which came from the Bioimaging Research Center of the World Hearing Center: “Is the EEG alpha rhythm reflected in the fMRI resting state network?”, “Alpha rhythm hemispheric dominance – an EEG-fMRI study (preliminary results)” and “Altered resting EEG activity in children with dyslexia and central auditory processing disorders”. They met with a great deal of interest and positive feedback. Additionally, dr. T. Wolak was a co-author of the work submitted by the Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology entitled “Plasticity induced by long-term sensory training – an fMRI&DTI study” and the work submitted by the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Gdańsk entitled “Attention control and language lateralization – evidence from fMRI and dichotic listening task”.
Keywords: Organization for Human Brain Mapping, OHBM, fMRI