Fall 2019: Principles of Human Brain Mapping with fMRI
Psych 60 Description
This course is designed to introduce students to the theoretical and practical issues involved in conducting functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) experiments of cognitive and behaviorally-related brain activity. Participants will gain an understanding of the physiological principles underlying the fMRI signal change, as well as the considerations for experimental design. The course will include firsthand exposure to the scanning environment and data collection procedures. Participants will be provided conceptual and hands-on experience with image processing and statistical analysis. At the completion of this course, it is expected that participants will be prepared to critique, design and conduct fMRI studies; appreciate limitations and potentials of current fMRI methods and techniques; and better understand the broad range of expertise required in an fMRI research program. The course is designed to provide the participant with intensive, hands-on instruction. As a result, enrollment in the course will be limited to 12 people. Knowledge of MR physics, signal processing, or the UNIX/Linux operating system is not a prerequisite.
Connecting to our the class server
Initial login: jhub.dartmouth.edu
After you have logged in and selected our class, open a new tab and run the following to pull the tutorial data from github: https://dartgo.org/psych60_jhub (Links to an external site.)
Each week you will need to reload this website at the beginning of lab to pull the latest labs into your server space.
Brain anatomy resources and refreshers
Some of these resources are from here
Links to videos to help understand concepts of fMRI
Other MRI resources
3D Print your Anatomical MRI
Method 2: A docker container for 3D printing a brain As a note, Jin suggested that before printing you may want to merge the hemispheres in MeshLab. Please let me know if you would like help converting FreeSurfer output to .stl files.
fMRI analysis resources
Reproducible neuroscience links and tools
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