American Statistical Association
New York City
Metropolitan Area Chapter

New York State Psychiatric Institute
at Columbia University Medical Center
Biostatistics Seminar



Joy Hirsch, Ph.D.
Professor of Functional Neuroradiology, Neuroscience, and Psychology
Departments of Radiology and Psychology
Columbia University


Emerging techniques in functional brain imaging enable unprecedented views of brain structure conjoined with task-specific function. The fusion of brain imaging and behavior sciences challenges conventional statistical and image analysis. This lecture will provide a basic introduction to functional brain imaging, applications, experimental design and statistical issues.

Biographical Note

Joy Hirsch is a Professor of Functional Neuroradiology, Neuroscience and Psychology at Columbia University. She is also the Director of the Program for Imaging & Cognitive Sciences, PICS, a university-wide core imaging facility to study brain and mind. Her Imaging Center aims to apply advanced and developing imaging technologies including functional magnetic resonance imaging, fMRI, to observe both the structures of the brain and their internal connections as well as to investigate fundamental processes that underlie brain-driven functions. Hirsch’s research focuses on the investigation of the brain circuitry that underlies cognition, perception and action. She studies conscious and subconscious neural processes that mediate emotion and cognition in healthy individuals and in patients with psychiatric, neurological, and developmental disorders.

Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 P.M.
Location: New York State Psychiatric Institute
1051 Riverside Drive
6th Floor Multipurpose Room (6602)
New York, New York


Coffee: 1:45 to 2:00 P.M.
Reception: 3:00 to 3:30 P.M.

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