Interpreting BOLD III: Furthering the dialogue between cellular and cognitive neuroscience

Online taster event 24th September, 2021; Main conference postponed to August 31st-September 2nd, 2022. Christ Church, Oxford, U.K.

Cognitive neuroscientists use BOLD signals to non-invasively study brain activity, although the neurophysiological underpinnings of these signals are poorly understood. By bringing together scientists using BOLD/fMRI as a tool with those studying the underlying neurovascular coupling mechanisms, Interpreting BOLD meetings facilitate an important dialogue to help us both understand how BOLD relates to brain activity and is informing future neurovascular and cognitive research.

Online taster session: “What are the challenges for interpreting BOLD in 2021?” 

Join us online for three short talks attacking this question from different angles, and participate in the discussion! We also have a limited number of poster slots for ECRs. Abstracts can be submitted and will be accepted on a first-come-first served basis. Registration and abstract submission is free, via this form.

In person meeting: The next in person meeting will now run from Wednesday 31st August – Friday 2nd September 2022, postponed from September 2021 due to ongoing COVID travel restrictions.  The venue remains the same: Christ Church, Oxford. Meeting registration will open in Spring, 2022. Further information, as available, will be posted here when available. Topics will likely include:

  1. Cells and circuits that underlie BOLD
  2. Variability in neurovascular coupling
  3. Extracting functional connectivity information from BOLD.

Confirmed speakers include: Peter Bandettini, Charlotte Stagg, Albrecht Stroh, Rick Buxton, Nicolas Schuck, Catherine Hall, Anusha Mishra, Clare Howarth

Background to the meetings: The first Interpreting BOLD meeting was a 2016 Royal Society Theo Murphy meeting, and you can access the first of two special issues of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B associated with the meeting here.  The second took place in 2018 in Christ Church, Oxford and resulted in another associated special issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B).

We hope to see you soon!