Australasian Brain & Psychological Sciences Meeting 2022

Pre-conference workshops

Introduction to fNIRS measurement and analysis – Abel Smith Theatre


In this workshop we will conduct a simple experiment and discuss practical considerations around fNIRS data collection and experimental design. After discussing the various software packages for analysis we will then analyse the dataset as a group. This will include loading the data, discussing visualisation and data quality metrics, stepping through the required preprocessing steps, and finally performing a waveform and GLM analysis.


Dr. Robert Luke, Macquarie University

Robert Luke is a cognitive neuroscientist with an interest in neuroimaging analysis techniques and open science. He has experience with various neuroimaging techniques and is the author of several open-source software packages and data standards, including MNE-NIRS and BIDS-NIRS. His current interest is in the application of machine-learning techniques to neuroscience applications.

Ms Lisa Dempsey, Symbiotic Devices

Ms Agnes Iwasiw, Symbiotic Devices

Program – Monday July 11:

9.00 Introduction to fNIRS

9.20 Factors that influence fNIRS measurement

9.45 fNIRS experiment

10.15 Coffee break

10.30 fNIRS analysis

12.30 Close

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ACCS – Neuroimaging Applications on CVL Platform (followed by a hands-on session) – McElwain Building (24A), Rooms 304-305

For a better experience with the hands-on session, please register by COB Thursday (7th July). We will try to prepare your CVL@MASSIVE account before the workshop. If you miss or cannot register on time, we will prepare some temporary accounts (5-10 only).


The Australian Characterisation Commons at Scale (ACCS) project aims to resolve the big-data challenges faced by microscopy facilities by providing tools, best practice guides, specialised training and knowledge sharing.

Program – Monday July 11:

  • Introduction of ACCS and CVL (15 mins)
  • Open access data available on CVL, focus on HCP data (10 mins)
  • Tools on CVL (45 mins)
    • Neuroimaging tools and parallel computing (15mins)
    • Containerise and neurodesk at CVL@UQ (15 mins)
    • JupyterLab on CVL and example of Machine learning (15 mins)
  • Q&A and Break (10 mins)
  • Hands-on session on Imaging tools on CVL and its application for Data Collections, imaging Tools and Machine Learning (40mins)

For hands-on session, please bring a charged laptop.

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ANT-Neuro Neuronavigation workshop – Social Sciences Building (24), Room S304

Program – Monday July 11:

  • Discuss the current state of neuronavigation technology
  • Explore the different ways neuronavigation is used today
  • Discover the future direction of neuronavigation
  • Try neuronavigation hands on

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