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Looking into the Brain with Artificial Intelligence

30. October 2018

The Press Department of the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) reports on their newsportal: A new junior research group currently being set up at the Medical Faculty of the UDE is taking a closer look at the human brain.  One of the aims is to gain a better understanding of complex brain functions, such as emotional learning processes in permanent pain.

Research is carried out on the basis of magnetic resonance imaging data, which are systematically collected in the Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) “Extinction Learning”, in which the UDE is involved. With the help of artificial intelligence, the available data will be evaluated functionally and structurally in order to make better diagnoses in (neuro)radiology.

The junior research group will work closely with the research focus “Translational Neuro- and Behavioural Sciences” and will be equipped with a PhD position. “In this way, we provide young scientists with ideal opportunities to develop their own scientific profile in a promising field at the forefront of research,” says Dagmar Timmann-Braun, Professor of Experimental Neurology at the Clinic for Neurology at Essen University Hospital (UK Essen) and vice speaker of our SFB 1280 at the RUB.

The junior research group “Advanced Methods in Brain MR-Imaging” will be established over a period of three years in the SFB “Extinction Learning” at the Institute for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology and Neuroradiology at the UK Essen. The funding is provided by the internal research funding Essen (IFORES) of the Medical Faculty of the UDE.