"Functional magnetic resonance imaging of the rat central auditory system "刘康德 博士（City University of Hong Kong）-2016.3.31
时间: 2016年3月31日 13:00
报告题目：Functional magnetic resonance imaging of the rat central auditory system
报告人：刘康德 博士（City University of Hong Kong）
报告人简介： Condon LAU Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Materials Science, City University of Hong Kong.
Condon LAU obtained Ph.D degree in Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2009 and finished his postdoctoral training in University of Hong Kong in 2012. Dr.LAU started his research career as Research Assistant Professor in The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology from 2012-2014 and Assistant Professor in City University of Hong Kong from 2014-present. His research interest is exploring the function of central nervous system by Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) technique.
报告简介：Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) is arguably the leading functional brain imaging methodology. fMRI noninvasively provides high spatial resolution images of the whole brain with a wide variety of contrast choices. fMRI can also readily be performed with standard MRI to enable dual-modality structural and functional imaging. fMRI is primarily performed in humans, but recent studies have developed fMRI to investigate the central nervous systems of animal subjects. Our group has developed fMRI for rodent investigations, particularly of the auditory and visual systems. Recently, we have begun investigating the impact of long-term, low intensity acoustic noise exposure on the mature auditory system. The results show functional changes across much of the central auditory system even in the absence of peripheral hearing threshold elevations. These imaging findings, combined with recent electrophysiological and behavioral findings, demonstrate potential dangers from noise pollution.