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Title Introduction to functional brain imaging
Course number 2791
Programme Neuroscience
Language English
Credits 3.0
Date 2014-10-27 -- 2014-11-07
Responsible KI department Department of Clinical Neuroscience
Specific entry requirements
Intended learning outcomes The overall objective of the course is to offer an introduction to the most important methods for functional brain imaging and their application.
Course aims in the knowledge and understanding domain have been classified according to the SOLO taxonomy (S1-S4) and aims in the skills domain have been classified according to Miller¿s pyramid.
Knowledge and understanding:
- The student shall be able to describe principles for brain imaging using structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), electroencephalography (EEG), magnetoencephalography (MEG), and positron emission tomography (PET) (S2).
- The student shall be able to describe principles for transcranial magnetic stimulation (S2)
- The student shall be able to design experiments using the above-mentioned methods to probe different aspects of brain function (M3).
- The student shall be able to critically appraise scientific literature where the above-mentioned techniques have been used (M3).
Contents of the course The course aims to give an introduction to methods for functional brain imaging. The following methods will be covered:
- Structural methods in magnetic resonance imaging, including morphometry and diffusion tensor imaging
- Functional magnetic resonance imaging including data preprocessing, parametric mapping, and connectivity analyses.
- Electroencephalography and magnetoencephalography
- Positron emission tomography
- Transcranial magnetic stimulation
Teaching and learning activities The main learning activities will be lectures and demonstration of the different methods in laboratories/computer rooms.
The student shall write a plan for an experiment using one of the methods covered, and present their plan to the other course participants.
Compulsory elements
Examination Examination is based on appraisal of the students' experiment plan. All intended learning outcomes will be assessed.
Literature and other teaching material Mandatory literature: Lecturers' notes and occasional scientific papers, which will be made available.
Reference literature: Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging, second edition, Huettel, Song, and McCarthy.
Number of students 8 - 20
Selection of students Selection will be based on 1) the relevance of the course syllabus for the applicant's doctoral project (according to written motivation), 2) date for registration as a doctoral student (priority given to earlier registration date)
More information The course will be held at campus Solna
Additional course leader
Latest course evaluation Not available
Course responsible Gustav Nilsonne
Department of Clinical Neuroscience
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