The course treats functional brain imaging, with a specific focus on fMRI (functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging), from a theoretical and practical perspective.
Expected learning outcomes Students who successfully complete this course will: - Have cursory knowledge of strengths and weaknesses of various brain imaging methods - Be able to account for the physical and physiological basis of fMRI measurements. - Be able to account for how fMRI data are prepared for analyses, and describe different ways to analyze fMRI data - Be able to account for different ways to design an fMRI experiment in relation to various questions on brain function - Have cursory knowledge of in what way structural brain imaging can inform questions on brain function - Have cursory knowledge of how integration of various forms of brain imaging data can inform questions on brain function
Focus of instruction The course is conducted on part time basis (50 %). To facilitate distance learning, teaching will be organized around 3-4 occasions (each occasion can include several lectures, seminars, etc, placed on more than one day) in the form of lectures, seminars, projects, and laboratory exercises. In between these occasions, the student is expected to, beyond personal studies, work on projects, compile the literature in an examining paper, and prepare for seminars. Teaching will be in Swedish or English.