Rasmus Birn

Position title: Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry

Email: rbirn@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 265-5609

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Ph.D. in Biophysics, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, USA
Postdoctoral, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, MD, USA

Research Description:

My past research has focused on the development of new imaging strategies and postprocessing techniques to reduce artifacts resulting from taskrelated motion; understanding the dynamics of the blood oxygenation level dependent fMRI signal; and reducing the influence of physiological noise in estimates of functional connectivity.

The broad goal of my current research is to improve the accuracy, specificity, interpretability, and utility of measured fMRI signals, particularly the estimation of functional connections in the brain. More specifically, my lab is investigating 1) the origins, characteristics, and dynamics of resting fMRI fluctuations that form the basis for estimates of functional connectivity; 2) improvements in our estimates of functional connectivity; and 3) the changes in functional connectivity during typical and atypical brain development.

Research Key Words

Functional MRI, Brain Development

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