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BESA is full partner in the ChildBrain project – an EU-funded European training network (ETN) on developmental brain research. Together with the universities of Jyväskylä (Finland), Leuven (Belgium), Münster (Germany), Radboud (The Netherlands), Aston (UK) as well as the companies IcoMetrix, and Elekta, BESA will be working on a three-year project on advancing brain research in children’s developmental neurocognitive disorders. BESA’s task is to develop an automatic, reliable and easy-to use pipeline for individual head model generation in children.
BESA and the teams around Prof. Maureen Clerc and Dr. Juliette Leblond at INRIA (Nice) started a PhD project together on determining individual conductivity values from EEG measurements and other complementary modalities (MEG, EIT, …). Importance of detailed volume conductor modeling and mathematical aspects, such as uniqueness and optimality of the conductivity estimation, will be investigated. Furthermore, a reliable procedure for the estimation will be developed.
In a joint PhD project with Prof. Joachim Gross, BESA is comparing different functional and effective brain connectivity methods. Advantages and disadvantages of each method will be determined by analyzing simulated and realistic sets of EEG/MEG data. The most reliable method will be chosen on the basis of various relevant performance indicators and will become part of the software package BESA Research.
In a joint PhD project with PD Dr. Carsten Wolters, BESA helped developing the most state-of-the-art FEM workflow for EEG and MEG source analysis – BESA Poster OHBM 2014 – Benjamin Lanfer. The output of the PhD found a direct application in the popular program BESA MRI.
In a joint PhD project with Prof. Christian Uhl at the Hochschule Ansbach, BESA is investigating methods for improving the analysis of epilepsy data using non-linear methods for the physiological modelling of epileptic discharges. The project is part-funded by the Bayerische Forschungsstiftung.
Together with the people at Rogue Resolutions, BESA is working on an optimal integration of NIRS, TMS, and DCS with EEG data. We are addressing the challenges of smooth integration between the modalities as well as artifact treatment and analysis strategies.

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The department Mathematical Analysis and Numerical Methods – (MANM) mathematics institute of the Technical University Sofia is helping BESA to determine the best Laplace-Beltrami operator for genuine cortical LORETA source analysis, i.e. LORETA that is calculated on the cortex rather than projected onto the cortex. A master student investigates the different Laplace operators mathematically and applies them in simulated and real EEG data.