Dr. Michael Dwyer

11/19/2020

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On Thursday, 11/19/2020, Dr. Michael Dwyer, an associate professor at SUNY Buffalo, discussed his research and work as a neuroscientist in his presentation, "Quantitative Brain Imagining in Neurological Disease." Dr. Dwyer's talk described several brain imaging techniques, and explained how the value of imaging data can be expanded in quantitative research through the utilization of advanced analytical techniques. Dr. Dwyer also discussed the relationship between computer science and neuroscience, describing how machine learning algorithms can be trained to identify and quantify the volume of specific brain regions, comparing these forms of deep learning to "augmented reality" Snapchat filters. In the Q&A, he offered advice to the attendees and encouraged them to let science guide their thinking.