Functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data are usually registered into standard anatomical space where an anatomical atlas can be used to identify the location of activation. However, standard brain atlases, such as LPBA40, the Harvard-Oxford atlas and FreeSurfer have limitations such as (1) restricted sample size, (2) restricted age range, (3) that they ignore the anatomical variability, and (4) only cover a fraction of the known subcortical anatomical structures. With the development of higher field strengths (7 Tesla and above) and more advanced MRI contrasts, small subcortical structures can be visualised in great detail. In this talk I will present some of the volumetric, spatial, and quantitative MRI parameter changes associated with healthy aging in a range of subcortical nuclei, including the basal ganglia, red nucleus, and the periaqueductal grey.

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The perfect opportunity to attend cutting-edge research presentations involving CAI researchers or collaborators, each Tuesday at 9:30am in the CAI Seminar Room, entry via CAI main doors, facing Wep Harris oval (see map).

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