Neuro Image Analysis Group Workshop Series

Neuroanatomy of Addiction
and fMRI Workshop
NIAG, Tehran, July 5-7, 2017

About This Workshop

This 3-day workshop will be held at NIAG on July 5-7, 2017. The first 1.5 days of the workshop is devoted to lectures on the neuroanatomy of addiction and in the second 1.5 days, basics of MRI and fMRI imaging and data analysis will be taught

Our Lecturers


Head of NIAG

Prof. Mohammad Ali Oghabian

PhD, Medical Physics

Tehran University of Medical Sciences


Ph.D. of Medical Enginering

Dr. Mohsen Roshan Pajouh

State welfare Organization of Iran


MD and Ph.D. of Neuroscience

Dr. Hamed Ekhtiari

MD, PhD of Neuroscience


Ph.D. of Neuroimaging

Dr. Seyed Amir Hossein Batouli

Amir has completed his PhD of Neuroimaging at the University of New South Wales, UNSW, Sydney, Australia, and currently is a Postdoc fellow at NIAG.


Ph.D. of Biomedical Engineering

Dr. Arash Zare Sadeghi



Ph.D. of Statistics

Dr. Seyed Morteza Najibi

He is an Assistant Professor of Statistics at Persian Gulf University, Bushehr, Iran. His main reserach interests are Statistical Shape Analysis, Statistical Bioinformatics, Neurostatistics, Machine Learning, and Nonparametric Modeling.


Ph.D. Student of Neurosience

Dr. Haady Ahmadzade

Haady is interested in evolutionary basis and cognitive aspects of the brain. As a PhD candidate with Dr. Oghabian, he is interested in studying how the brain solves and produces produce perceptual information (such as lying in critical situations, involving in affective behaviors, or who we are interacting with) from complex social networks these quaeres using neuroimaging.


Ph.D. Student of Neuroscience

Samira Raminfard

PhD in Neuroscience at Tehran University of Medical
Title of Thesis: Determination of Brain Metabolic Map
Using Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy in Primary
Brain Tumors


Ph.D. Student of Neuroscience

Mitra Sadat Shirazi

Iranian National Center for Addiction Studies (INCAS) · Genetic Lab


MSc of Cognitive Sciences

Milad Kassaie

Milad has degrees in engineering and cognitive science. His research interests currently include human decision making and related processes in addiction, non-invasive brain stimulation, and cognitive training.


MSc of Cognitive Sciences

Padideh Nasseri

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MSc of Cognitive Sciences

Sahar Eshrati

Sahar studied cognitive sciences for her MSc.

Workshop Content


Neuroanatomy of Addiction

  • Functional Neuroanatomy of Brain
  • Neurocognitive models of addiction: When bottom-up meets top-down
  • Habit formation and memory in addiction: from impulsity to compulsivity
  • Role of risky decision making in addiction
  • Neurocognitive aspects of craving
  • Functional imaging for addiction medicine
  • Interventions in addiction medicine: underlying neurobiological mechanisms
  • Review of previous addiction research in NIAG
  • What animal studies can teach us about the mechanisms of addiction?


fMRI Data Analysis

  • An introduction to functional MRI
  • Basics of MRI and fMRI
  • fMRI task design and a few applications
  • Neuro-Statistics
  • Preprocessing of fMRI Data
  • Statistical Analysis of fMRI Data
  • fMRI Data Quality Control
  • fMRI Imaging
  • General overview of SPM (installing & running)
  • fMRI Data Analysis in SPM

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