Human brain networks: Understanding function from connections and activity

A presentation from Scott Grafton, MD, curated as Science & Engineering Council of Santa Barbara's monthly meeting.

When: Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, noon to 1:30 p.m.

Where: Elks Lodge, 150 N. Kellogg Ave., Santa Barbara

Cost: $20 - $25

Age limit: Not available

Categories: Lectures, Social: Meetings


Location: Elks Club at 150 N. Kellogg Ave.
Day: Wednesday, November 13 – 12:00 to 1:30 PM (2nd Wednesday of each month)
RSVP Required: RSVP by email to or phone to (805) 566-0598
by November 11. Specify hot turkey lunch or salad & soup bar (see below). Pay at the door.
Member price: $20. Non-member price remains $25.

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Human brain networks: Understanding function from connections and activity

Rapid advances in brain imaging methods, coupled with novel analysis tools are leading to a comprehensive characterization of brain wiring in humans. The detailed anatomy of this "connectome" is being used to constrain models of information propagation, to identify differences in connectivity in developmental disorders and as a sensitive marker for brain injury.

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Scott Grafton MD directs a research program at the interface of network science, control and dynamical systems, and multimodal imaging to accelerate discovery and diagnosis of the nervous system. He trained in both neurology and nuclear medicine. He joined UC Santa Barbara in 2006 where he directs the UCSB Brain Imaging Center. He uses fMRI, magnetic stimulation and high density EEG to characterize the neural basis of normal plasticity as well as change after injury using an approach that is grounded in 20 years of clinical experience.

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VENUE AND MEETING DAY: Our Wednesday November 13th meeting is being held at the Santa Barbara Elks Club at 150 N. Kellogg Avenue, just off Calle Real in Goleta. Park on the mountain side of the Elks building and use the front door. SEC meets in the first room to the left.

RSVP IS NEEDED: RSVP by e-mail or telephone by Monday, November 11 to SEC’s Corresponding Secretary Barbara Keaney at or (805) 566-0598, and give your meal selection. At each meeting, the Elks Club offers the choice of a hot meal or a large soup and salad bar, plus drinks and dessert. Water, iced tea, coffee, and lemonade are available with the meal; Elks no-host bar is also available. Please select either:

1. Roast Turkey breast: cornbread stuffing or mashed potatoes, veggies, cranberry sauce, side salad
or 2. Endless Soup-and-Salad Bar: seafood, veggies, soup, fruit, trimmings – a meal in a

Phone: 805-566-0598

Event posted Oct. 24, 2013
Last updated Oct. 24, 2013


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