Current Issues in Brain Function Study Group


To further the development and application of MRI and MRS for the understanding of brain function.

Governing Committee

Chair: Xiaoping P. Hu, Ph.D.
Vice-Chair: James J. Pekar, Ph.D.
Secretary: Molly G. Bright, D.Phil.
Trainee Representative: Olivia Stanley, B.Sc.
SMRT Representative : Omid Seraydarmansour, B.S.
Past-Chair: Natalia Petridou, D.Sc.


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Study Group News

2020 Study Group Elections: Ballot Now Open
Voting Deadline: Saturday, 29 February at 23:59 EST

2019 Annual Meeting Minutes now available on the members-only page.

Analyze This! Practicalities of fMRI and Diffusion Data Analysis

Announcing an education session at the Toronto ISMRM meeting to learn how to use various fMRI and diffusion data analysis packages. Experts in these packages will be demonstrating their use and answering questions. fMRI and diffusion datasets are being provided ahead of the Toronto ISMRM Meeting so that anyone interested in attending the Tuesday morning 10am education session (see can start to play with some data before they come to the session. The fMRI analysis packages that will be showcased will be FSL, SPM and AFNI. The diffusion analysis packages that will be showcased will be FSL, Camino, MR Trix, Track Vis, and MRI Studio. ISMRM attendees are encouraged to play with some of the provided data using their favourite package ahead of the ISMRM meeting, and may even submit questions in advance of the meeting. To find out more about the packages and to obtain instructions on how to download the data and what to do with it, please click here.

Study Group List Server

The Brain Function Study Group has established an email list server in order to facilitate discussion among the study group members. This is a closed list, meaning only members of the Brain Function Study Group are able to use this service. If you wish to participate in this membership service, please contact the ISMRM Central Office at

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