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GS14 1053 Introduction to Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Beauchamp, Michael. Three semester hours. Fall even-numbered years. Prerequisite: Neuroscience. 

Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) is an exciting new technique that allows brain activity to be measured non-invasively in human subjects. fMRI has revolutionized research in neurobiology and psychology by allowing direct observation of the neural processing that underlies interesting human behaviors, such as learning, memory, language, perception and decision making. This course provides a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of fMRI. In the lecture portion of the course, participants will learn about the methods and applications of fMRI. In the hands-on section of the class, participants will have the opportunity to design experimental paradigms and collect and analyze fMRI data using the research-dedicated 3 Tesla scanner in the UT MRI Research Facility.

Course Outline Fall 2012