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Neuroimaging in Experimental Cognitive Neuroscience
Turkey (TurkMSIC) - Istanbul Medipol University , Istanbul
Istanbul Medipol University School of Medicine, TEM Avrupa Motorway Goztepe Exit No: 1 Bagcilar 34214 Istanbul
Bahar Güntekin (Prof. Dr.)
Bahar Güntekin (Prof. Dr.)
Type of Research Project
- Basic science
What is the background of the project?
Medipol University Neuroscience Laboratory is established to provide EEG (electroencephalography), EMG (electromyography), DT-MRI (diffusion tensor magnetic resonance imaging) and other advanced neuroimaging and testing services to both the faculty of Medipol University and neighbouring academia in their neurology research. Students in our laboratory can expect to interact with many prominent neuroscience researchers of Turkey, most of whom are using our services to conduct imaging on volunteers who are participating in cognition related experiments. Examples include; - EEG and DTMRI guided cognition experiments designed to map neural pathways - EMG and EEG guided experiments on motor neuropathy animal models - DTMRI guided imaging studies aimed at mapping higher cognitive function pathways
What is the aim of the project?
This internship aims to acquaint the student with neuroscience by; - Giving them the opportunity to meet with researchers - Having them witness designed cognitive neuroscience experiments - Allowing them to interact with and learn about advanced neuroimaging techiques
What techniques and methods are used?
Our laboratories provide the following services: - Cognitive neuroscience experiments - EEG labs - EMG labs - DTMRI labs
What is the role of the student?
- The student will observe the practical experiments but will be highly involved in the analysis of the results
- If the project includes “lab work”
- the student will take active part in the practical aspect of the project
- The tasks will be done under supervision
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
The student is expected to be as proactive as possible and take part in; - Helping prepare EEG’s (attaching electrodes, learning about interpretation) - Helping prepare EMG’s - Observing the experiments, taking notes and discussing the daily routines with the resident staff
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
Lectures will be arranged depending on the availability of Prof.Dr.Bahar Güntekin and will cover the following; - Introduction to neuroscience - Introduction to cognition - Experiment design in neuroscience
What is expected from the student at the end of the research exchange? What will be the general outcome of the student?
- The student will prepare a scientific report
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
No specific skills are required.
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
Type of students accepted
This project accepts: - Medical students - Graduated students (less than 6 months) - Students in biomedical fields
- Review of evoked and event-related delta responses in the human brain. Güntekin B; Başar E. Int J Psychophysiol. 2016 May;103:43-52. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2015.02.001. Epub 2015 Feb 7. Review. PMID:25660301
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