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Tractography image takes first place in UCL Graduate School competition

23 March 2012

Congratulations to UCL Institute of Child Health PhD student Jamie Kawadler, who has been awarded first prize for her image Pathways of Thought in the annual UCL Graduate School's Research Images as Art/Art Images as Research competition.

Pathways of Thought   

Jamie, a first year PhD student in the Imaging and Biophysics Unit under the supervision of Dr Chris Clark, says of the image: "This MRI-based technique, called Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI), shows six of the major white matter pathways in the human brain. White matter in general is important for connecting brain structures and transmitting information quickly, and these tracts in general connect the projections from the cerebellum and spinal cord as well as across the hemispheres. Although DTI produces purely structural and static images, it conveys a feeling of function and fluidity, much like the way we interact with and perceive the world."  Read more