By the Neurosalience production team: Rachael Stickland, Kevin Sitek, Katie Moran and Anastasia Brovkin
OHBM has a new podcast: Neurosalience! You can listen to it in your car, while out walking, or just in the ever-present home office. Through Neurosalience, you’ll discover state-of-the-art topics and current controversies in brain mapping. The host for the podcast, Peter Bandettini, has lined up a stellar cast of interviewees ranging from brain scientists to hardware vendors and health professionals. This includes finding out about publication biases affecting gender and racial minority groups with Dani Bassett, network neuroimaging in neurological populations from Michael Fox, circuit based neuromodulation from Catie Chang and much more. Get all of this insight through your favourite podcast apps, including Spotify, apple podcasts, anchor and Google Podcasts.
We launch with a brief introduction to the podcast, a fireside chat between Peter and Rachael Stickland (one of the OHBM Communication Committee producers for the show). Then the first full episode explores Aperture, the new open-access publishing platform powered by the OHBM. Through discussions with founding members and the Editor in Chief, you’ll learn how Aperture came about and what it hopes to achieve.
OHBM Neurosalience episode 00: An introduction to the podcast
Peter Bandettini chats with Rachael Stickland, where they set out some of the exciting conversations you’ll hear on OHBM Neurosalience. The name ‘Neurosalience’ highlights the aim of this podcast - to put a spotlight on important developments, discoveries and controversies in the world of human brain mapping. Find out why this podcast was set up, what the main themes and topics will be, and what to look forward to with the first few episodes.
Peter Bandettini, Ph.D. is Principal Investigator of the Section on Functional Imaging Methods and Director of the Functional MRI Core Facility in NIMH. Recently he has also established the Machine Learning team and the Data Science and Sharing Team as well as the Center for Multimodal Neuroimaging within NIMH to help all intramural investigators with their neuroimaging studies. He has been working on fMRI methods for 30 years.
Rachael Stickland, Ph.D. is a postdoctoral fellow at Northwestern University in the Applied Neuro-Vascular Imaging Lab (ANVIL). Her work focuses on characterizing cerebrovascular function in healthy cohorts and in Multiple Sclerosis, using fMRI with breathing challenges and gas inhalation.
Aperture, a new open access publishing platform for neuroimaging research
Peter Bandettini introduces Aperture, a new open access publishing platform for neuroimaging research. Peter is joined by one of the co-founders, Jean-Baptiste Poline, along with the new Aperture Editor In Chief, Tonya White, and the journal manager, Kay Vanda. Together, they discuss the motive, history, steps for creation, and current status of Aperture. It was created with the strong support of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, and aims to be a peer-reviewed platform for publishing not only papers, but also various other types of research objects that often do not find space in conventional journals, including data, educational tutorials and code. While there is still work to be done to be fully up and running, many insights into this process are shared and discussed.
Tonya White, MD, PhD is an associate professor in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Erasmus University Medical Centre in Rotterdam. Her primary research goals are to apply neuroimaging techniques to obtaining a better understanding of genetic and environmental factors associated with typical and atypical brain development in hopes that this will translate into either preventing or decreasing the morbidity of severe psychiatric disorders.
Jean-Baptiste (JB) Poline, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery at McGill; the co-Chair of the NeuroHub and Chair of the Technical Steering Committee for the Canadian Open Neuroscience Platform (CONP) at the Montreal Neurological Institute & Hospital (the NEURO); and a Primary Investigator at the Ludmer Centre for Neuroinformatics & Mental Health.
Kay Vanda is the journal manager of OHBM Aperture, working out of the OHBM central offices in Minneapolis, MN. She is a key component of this entire effort as she handles all the organization as well as corresponds with authors, reviewers, and editors.