The Methods and Computational Anatomy group is an interdisciplinary research group that has been set up at the ‘Institut de Neurosciences de la Timone‘ (INT), in Marseille, France, in May 2014. It is the result of a collaboration between INT and the ‘Laboratoire des Sciences de l’Information et des Systèmes‘ (LSIS). It was initially composed of two LSIS researchers (O. Coulon, J. Lefèvre), and two INT researchers (C. Deruelle, P. Belin). Starting in January 2018, MeCA will be a full INT team.

The scientific goal of MeCA is the quantification and modelling of cortical variability and development, and their link with white matter connectivity, using mostly magnetic resonance imaging on human and non-human primates.

Specifically we aim at:

  • quantifying and modelling cortical variability and organization.
  • quantifying and modelling cortical development.
  • Studying the link between anatomy, function, and connectivity.
  • Developping cortical and white matter morphometry tools and applying them on large databases.