How many brain regions can one distinguish based on imaging contrasts? Under which respect are the left and right hemispheres different? Can one decode brain activity? Can regional functional organization be inferred from the brain’s connectivity structure? What makes the human brain unique? How consistent is the topography of brain activity across individuals?
To address these questions, IBC takes a novel approach: scan extensively a group of people in order to collect a huge number of imaging contrasts (both anatomical and functional) and get a sharp definition of the role of each brain region. In particular, we expose the participants to many different stimulation contexts, and observe the patterns of activity across all these situations.