BrainHack Magdeburg

May 3–5, 2018

2 ½ days; a good network connection; fancy hardware; and a whole lot of caffeine and tasty food.

Let's see what a motivated group of scientists, thinkers, coders, makers, writers, and anyone else can accomplish when given what they need most.

Have an idea? Share it with us.
Let's make it together.

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What is a BrainHack?

A BrainHack is a collaborative event, much like an "Unconference" or a "Hackathon", where motivated people with diverse skill‑sets come together and combine their ideas and expertise to contribute to projects, discussions about intriguing questions, and the advancement of methods in neuroscience.

It is best characterized by its focus on flexibility and self‑organization — centered around the interests and capabilities of its attendees, rather than predetermined schedules and topics. What the BrainHack itself does is facilitate an environment to support and encourage the creation of results with real value.

Whatever your background, skill‑set, or level of expertise, you are encouraged to join us and participate: propose and discuss ideas, provide tutorials, or contribute to activities initiated by others. If you're motivated, even just by curiosity, we want what you have to share.

The outcomes of a BrainHack are precisely what the attendees bring to it. Let's see what we can do together when given the environment, resources, and focus to make it happen.

Acquisition Equipment

For those who are interested in acquiring data or experimenting‑with / validating acquisition methods, we have arranged access to:

2x EEG Cabins; 64‑channel
synchronized cross‑cabin recording; 1x eye tracker (EyeLink 1000)
Siemens Skyra 3T
32‑channel head coil and optical motion tracking for prospective motion correction
Elekta Neuromag TRIUX MEG
102 Magnetometers, 204 planar gradiometers; optional simultaneous 64‑channel EEG
Siemens Magnetom 7T
32‑channel head coil and optical motion tracking for prospective motion correction
Philips 3T Achieva dStream
32‑channel head coil; eye tracker (EyeLink 1000)
8 channel OpenBCI mobile EEG
2x Pupil Labs VR eye‑trackers and HTC‑Vives
with controllers and motion tracking
5 1/4" Floppies

Non-Acquisition Resources

These additional (non‑caffeinated) resources are also available:

Computational Cluster
A small computational cluster used for neuroscience research at OvGU. 16 nodes with 300 CPU cores and 2.5 TiB of RAM.
Study Forrest Dataset
A collection of datasets, publicly released for unrestricted use, covering functional and structural brain imaging, eye tracking, physiological recordings, and numerous annotations of the structure of the movie stimulus.
Highest Res T1-Weighted In Vivo Whole Brain
Contains structural MRI data at different resolutions of a single subject — including the world's highest resolution T1‑weighted in vivo whole brain MRI dataset.