Hervé Abdi is currently a full professor in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas and an adjunct professor of radiology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His recent work is concerned with: face and person perception and memory, odor perception and memory, and with computational modeling of these processes. He is also developing statistical techniques to analyze the structure of large and complex data sets as found, for example, in Genomics, brain imaging, and sensory evaluation (e.g., principal component analysis, correspondence analysis, PLS-Regression, STATIS, DISTATIS, discriminant correspondence analysis, multiple factor analysis, multi-table analysis, additive tree representations). He teaches or has taught classes in cognition, computational modeling, experimental design, multivariate statistics, and the analysis of brain imaging data. He is the author or co-author of more than two hundred scientific papers and author or editor of more than twenty volumes, including H. Abdi, D. Beaton, Principal Component and Correspondence Analyses Using R. (Springer Verlag, in press, 2015) and H. Abdi, B. Edelman, D. Valentin, W. J. Dowling, Experimental Design and Analysis for Psychology (Oxford University Press, 2009).
Programme EURIAS à l’IEA de Paris
Previous work based on a meta-analysis of very large sets of brain imaging studies suggests that the cortex is organized in two well-defined anatomic functional networks called “rings.” The first ring, called the Visual-Sensori-Motor ring, (VSA ring) comprises brain regions involved in immediate high speed information processing. The second ring, called the Parieto-Temporal-Frontal ring, comprises brain regions involved in more deliberative processing such as memory, emotions, and biological rhythms. These two rings implement two different temporal integration scales but communicate via a set of common regions. In this project, we plan to develop and extend this previous work by integrating information from different databases in order to relate anatomico-functional data with their genetic counterparts and their cognitive and psychological expression.