Basic Principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging


Domenica Bueti

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a common tool to investigate the neural correlates of human cognitive functions. The course will focus on the analysis and characterization of MRI data with a special emphasis on functional MRI (fMRI). The course will be comprised of a combination of lectures and hands-on tutorials using SPM software. The lectures will cover imaging technology, current techniques for experimental design and analysis, and a discussion on the merits and limitations of these techniques as tools for cognitive neuroscience, more specifically:

Plan of the lectures

Lecture 1: The Physics of MRI (basic principles)

Lecture 2: From Neuron to BOLD

Lecture 3: Design and Efficiency

Lecture 4: Preprocessing (lecture and tutorials)

Lecture 5: General Linear Model (First and Second Level Analysis, lecture and tutorials)

Lecture 6: Advance fMRI Analysis (MVPA, fMRA)

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