Teaching

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  • Title: “Neuroimaging: from image to inference”.
  • Instructor: Chris Rorden :: Office 227 Discovery I
  • Course Code: PSYC589 (Undergrad) PSYC X888 (Grad), 3 credits. In addition, scientists are free to audit this course. Suitable for faculty, post-docs, PhD students and advanced undergraduate students.
  • When: Fall Semester 2014 – Tuesday/Thursday mornings from 1:15-2:30.
  • Where: TBD
  • Syllabus
  • Course slides: PPT Powerpoint Format.
  • Textbook: Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging by Huettel, Song, and McCarthy
  • . Also suggested Handbook of Functional MRI Data Analysis by Poldrack, Mumford and Nichols.

  • Description: Functional magnetic resonance imaging is a recent and powerful tool for inferring brain function. This technique identifies brain regions that are activated by different tasks – for example we can find the brain regions that activate when someone sees a familiar face. This course is designed to give students an understanding of the potential and limitations of this technique, and the ability to critically evaluate the inferences that can be drawn from fMRI. The course describes all stages of an fMRI study – from the design of the behavioral task (e.g. asking the participant to view faces), to the image processing (e.g. correcting images for head movements that occurred during scanning), through to statistical analysis (identifying brain regions that are activated by a task).

Lectures

Class Schedule Fall 2012

  1. 21 Aug
  2. 26 Aug
  3. 28 Aug
  4. 2 Sept
  5. 4 Sept
  6. 9 Sept
  7. 11 Sept
  8. 16 Sept
  9. 18 Sept
  10. 23 Sept
  11. 25 Sept
  12. 30 Sept
  13. 2 Oct
  14. 7 Oct
  15. 9 Oct
  16. 14 Oct
  17. 16 Oct
  18. 21 Oct
  19. 23 Oct Fall Break – No Class
  20. 28 Oct
  21. 30 Oct
  22. 4 Nov General Election – No Class
  23. 6 Nov
  24. 11 Nov
  25. 13 Nov
  26. 18 Nov
  27. 20 Nov
  28. 25 Nov
  29. 27 Nov Thanksgiving – No Class
  30. 2 Dec
  31. 4 Dec

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