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- Title: “Neuroimaging: from image to inference”.
- Instructors: Chris Rorden :: 404 385-8621; Paul Corballis :: 404 894-2681
- Course Code: PSYC 6042, 3 credits. In addition, scientists are free to audit this course. Suitable for faculty, post-docs, PhD students and advanced undergraduate students.
- When: Spring Semester 2011 – Monday mornings from 9:05-11:55. Jan 17 – April 21 (excluding Jan 17 and March 21).
- Where: CABI conference room 831 Marietta St, Atlanta, GA .
- Course slides: PPT Powerpoint Format or PDF Format
- Textbook: Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging by Huettel, Song, and McCarthy
- 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).
- Jan 10, 2011: Overview. VodCast [91mb] Note vodcast in m4v format use VLC media player, iTunes or Windows media player to watch.
- Jan 17, 2011: No class. Martin Luther King Jr Day
- Jan 24, 2011: MRI physics: Image Acquisition.
- Terrific videos (from a company that makes a unique instructional MRI system.
- Jan 31, 2011: MRI physics: Image Contrast.
- The virtual MR program allows you to interactively adjust MRI parameters and see the results.
- Feb 7, 2011: fMRI Paradigm Design.
- Feb 14, 2011: Statistics and Thresholding.
- Feb 21, 2010: Spatial Processing I: Spatial Registration – realignment (motion correction), coregistration, normalization; Spatial interpolation – linear, spline, sinc functions
- Feb 28, 2011: Note: class today, despite being GSU Spring break. Spatial Processing Continued II: Smoothing – filters, edge detection, gaussian blur, homogeneity correction (for EPI and anatomical scans), motion related intensity changes.
- Mar 7, 2011: Temporal Processing
- Mar 14, 2010: FSL and SPM. Hands on demonstrations – Dr Kate Pirog Revill
- Mar 21, 2011: No Class. GT Spring break
- Mar 28, 2011: Detecting subtle changes in brain structure: Voxel Based Morphometry and Diffusion Tensor Imaging.
- Apr 4, 2011: Lesion symptom mapping
- Apr 11, 2011: Electrophysiology: Event Related Potentials (Paul Corballis).
- Apr 18, 2011: Brain stimulation: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS). Chip Epstein and Chris Rorden
- Apr 25, 2009: Student presentations: Resting state analysis, effective and functional connectivity, independent components analysis, neural current MRI?
Older Tutorials (previous versions of FSL, SPM):