PSYCH 808 - Special Seminar
Section: 005 Introduction to Functional MRI
Term: FA 2006
Subject: Psychology (PSYCH)
Department: LSA Psychology
Credits:
3
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing and permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course will present the basic skills to design and analyze functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) experiments. At the end of the course a student should be able to design, acquire and analyze a fMRI study. There are four modules of the course: (1) Computer skills, (2) Physics of fMRI, (3) Experimental Design, and (4) Statistics. We start with reviewing the basic skills necessary to manipulate image data, using Mat lab and the Unix operating system. Next we introduce the basics of MRI, principals of T1, T2 and T2*, and how images are formed; in the remainder of the physics section we cover the BOLD effect and artifacts that corrupt the signal. In the experimental design section we start by introducing blocked and event-related designs, and how to create designs with optimal statistical power; we cover safety issues and how to screen subjects to enter and be scanned in a MR magnet. The remainder of the experimental design section is focused on practicalities of placing a subject in the scanner and how to use the paradigm presentation software, E-prime. We start the statistics section with a review of the basics of hypothesis testing and linear regression, then present the statistical tools specific to neuroimaging; we cover the analysis of fMRI data, starting from preprocessing to eliminate systematic noise (e.g. subject movement, physiological effects), fitting of models (e.g. intrasubject versus group analysis), diagnosing of model fit and finally statistical inference on statistic maps. The intended audience is a graduate student with basic mathematical and statistical background. Prerequisites are an introductory statistics course; advanced statistics course and experience with Matlab will be an asset.

PSYCH 808 - Special Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
21773
Open
Wolv. Access
5PSYCH Grad
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Th 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: 3 credits.
002 (SEM)
P
13644
Open
9
10PSYCH Grad
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Tu 3:00PM - 6:00PM
003 (SEM)
P
23816
Open
11
13PSYCH Grad
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Th 3:00PM - 4:30PM
004 (SEM)
P
13645
Open
Wolv. Access
5PSYCH Grad
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Th 6:00PM - 9:00PM
005 (SEM)
P
20887
Open
53
 
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TBA
006 (SEM)
P
21314
Open
Wolv. Access
10PSYCH Grad
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
007 (SEM)
P
23553
Open
4
4PSYCH Grad
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F 4:00PM - 5:15PM
Note: Course meets in the Pillsbury Conference Room in East Hall
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