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The 9th Conference on Bayesian Nonparametrics took place in Amsterdam on June 10-14th 2013. The poster presented was entitled "Bayesian Nonparametric Two-Sample Test for Brain Interpretation".


Emanuele Olivetti gave two talks during his visit to the University of Maastricht: "Two-Sample Tests vs. Decoding" and "Hypothesis Testing with Classifiers".


The purpose of this visit is to present some recent work of Emanuele Olivetti on hypothesis testing in the context of decoding problems.
The visit is also meant to start a collaboration on these topics with Elia Formisano and Giancarlo Valente.


This paper presents a new multimodal database and associated results for characterization of affect (valence, arousal and dominance) using the Magnetoencephalogram (MEG) brain signal and peripheral physiological signals (horizontal EOG, ECG, trapezius EMG). The authors attempt single-trial classification of affect in movie and music video clips employing emotional responses extracted from eighteen participants.


Krzysztof Gorgolewski, postdoctoral fellow at Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences of Leipzig, is one of the main contributors to Nipype, an open-source, community-developed initiative under the umbrella of NiPy (Python), providing a uniform interface to existing neuroimaging software and facilitates interaction between these packages within a single workflow.


Krzysztof Gorgolewski is a postdoctoral fellow at Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences of Leipzig, Germany. During his visit at NILab he delivered a tutorial on Nipype, a python library providing a uniform interface to existing neuroimaging softwares. He was also involved in developing new Nipype modules with several NILab members. He finally gave a seminar about inference with probabilistic ROIs, sharing statistical maps and the concept of data papers.


The paper "Decoding affect in videos employing the MEG brain signal." by Mojtaba Khomami Abadi, Seyed Mostafa Kia, Ramanathan Subramanian, Paolo Avesani, and Nicu Sebe has been accepted by the committee of the 2nd International Workshop on Emotion Representation, Analysis and Synthesis in Continuous Time and Space.

EmoSPACE 2013 is an event in conjunction with the IEEE FG 2013 Shanghai, China, 22/26 April, 2013


The paper "Reputational priors magnify striatal responses to violations of trust." by Fouragnan E, Chierchia G, Greiner S, Neveu R, Avesani P, and Coricelli G was published in the Journal of Neuroscience.


FBK Scientific Committee. Review of scientific activities.

Bao shows demo of Spaghetti, an interactive tool for tract segmentation of white matter. Committee members: Wolfgang Wahlster, Malik Ghallab, Wilhelm Tochterman, Marco Gori


Marta Ellero joins NILab with an internship as a master student (Cognitive Neuroscience of UniTn).