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What does human intra-cerebral recording tell us about emotions?
Geneva 19-20-21 September 2012
The general purpose of this conference is to discuss how intracranial electro-encephalography (iEEG) can help cognitive neuroscientists, psychologists, and neurologists to understand the neural basis of emotional processing in human.
iEEG consists in recording in situ, and thus in an invasive manner, the electrical activity of groups of neurons through electrodes placed directly into the brain tissue. In humans, some diseases of the central nervous system may require implantation of electrodes deeply in the brain. These electrodes can be implanted in the context of the technique of deep brain stimulation (DBS) in Parkinson's disease (PD) and related syndromes, the Gilles de la Tourette syndrome, obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD), or depression. They can also be implanted by technical stereo-electroencephalography (SEEG) in the management of patients with drug-resistant epilepsy requiring an investigation of the spontaneous electrical activity of brain regions which are candidates for resection. This method is a unique way to study the temporal dynamics of cognitive processes, including emotional ones, because it has a temporal resolution of a millisecond (inherent to electrophysiological methods), but also because it offers the advantage of a high anatomical resolution. This technique allows understanding the functional connectivity in a dynamic and selective way.
In the present conference, we seek to provide an overview of the iEEG studies that have explored intra-cerebral electrophysiological activity during emotional processing in order to underline the value of this method for understanding the neural circuits and timing of emotions in humans but also to discuss challenges, limitations, and possible future developments.
Inscription submission*: 1st of June 2012
The deadline for the inscription to the "iEEG & emotions" conference is extended to June 30, 2012
Abstract submission: 30th of June 2012
- Prof. Didier Grandjean (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
- Prof. Patrik Vuilleumier (University of Geneva & University Hospital of Geneva, Switzerland)
- Dr. Julie Péron (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
- Dr. Arnaud Saj (University of Geneva & University Hospital of Geneva, Switzerland)
- Daniela Sauge, administrator (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
- Carole Varone, Knowledge Transfer and Communication delegate (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
- Sandra Simoes, administrative assistant (University of Geneva, Switzerland)