Month: May 2014

Functional Neuroimaging Course

Course title: Functional Neuroimaging

Phys 4710, Phys 6710 or Neuro 6330

Meeting time/place:
Friday 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
NSC 272 Georgia State University

Main Textbook: Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging by Huettel, Song, and McCarthy
(The newest edition that comes out on August 15, 2014 will be used)

Instructor: Mukesh Dhamala (http://www.phy-astr.gsu.edu/dhamala/dhamala.html)

Neuroimaging is a rapidly developing multidisciplinary field with new possibilities of understanding the brain both in health and disease. Functional neuroimaging tools, such as fMRI and EEG, aim to provide valuable insights into brain structure-function and brain-behavior relationships. This course is suitable for graduate and undergraduate students with an interest in using neuroimaging tools.

The objective of this course is to help students understand (i) the principles, potential and limitations of brain imaging techniques, (ii) the relationship of neurophysiology and brain imaging data (iii) the experimental design principles and basic data analysis methods, and (iv) how neuroimaging techniques are applied to answer questions about brain cognitive functions and dysfunctions. In this course, students will get hands on experience with Terranova-MRI tools (http://www.magritek.com/products-terranova-overview) for a better understanding of magnetic resonance phenomena.

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