In recent years, many studies have been done on brain signals to be used to interpret people's mental states or intentions. Electrical brain signals or electroencephalogram (EEG) signals are the first choice in many studies on brain-computer interface. One of the most commonly used BCI systems is spellers which enable a person to spell letters using their brain signal without the need for muscle movement. These systems are appropriate for patients with neurological disorders. Accuracy and speed of spelling are two important criteria in evaluating these types of systems.
Working memory is an important part of cognitive function that is the basis for learning and memory, having a close relationship with other cognitive behaviors. The cognitive functions of the brain like language, perception, planning, reasoning, and problem solving require working memory.
The first national challenge with the topic:
Correlation analysis of morphological features of structural MRI images with regards to age in healthy individuals
(Based on national data of Iran Brain Mapping Biobank and using the facilities of the fast computing server of the National Brain Mapping Laboratory)
Students and graduates of medical engineering, medical physics, computer science and engineering, cognitive sciences and all those interested in brain mapping
In this challenge, the database of Iranians brain imaging in the NBML Biobank will be provided to the audience in the age range of 20 to 60 years.
Each group is assigned a virtual environment on a fast computing server to analyze their data using FreeSurfer software installed on the server.
(Other software such as MATLAB and Python are installed on the fast computing server and The required software will be installed for each group)
Criteria for evaluating groups:
• How to use NBML Biobank system and fast computing server of National Brain Mapping Laboratory
• The type of method selected
• The accuracy of the method to check the correlation
Registration start time: September 15, 2020
Challenge start time: October 6, 2020