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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week 1

8 videos (Total 82 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
Module 2: Goals of fMRI Analysis12m
Module 3: fMRI Data Structure6m
Module 4.1: Psychological Inference Part 111m
Module 4.2: Psychological Inference Part 28m
Module 5: Basic Understanding of MR Physics11m
Module 6: Forming an Image10m
Module 7: K Space11m
2 readings
Principles of fMRI Book10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 126m
2 hours to complete

Week 2

9 videos (Total 100 min), 1 quiz
9 videos
Module 9: fMRI Artifacts and Types of Noise11m
Module 10.1: Spatial and Temporal Resolution of Bold Part 17m
Module 10.2: Spatial and Temporal Resolution of Bold Part 2 13m
Module 11: Experimental Design13m
Module 12.1: Kinds of Designs Part 111m
Module 12.2: Kinds of Designs Part 2 8m
Module 13: Pre-Processing of fMRI Data10m
Module 14: Pre-Processing (continued)7m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 230m
2 hours to complete

Week 3

8 videos (Total 93 min), 1 quiz
8 videos
Module 16: Applying GLM to fMRI Data11m
Module 17: Details of Building GLM Models11m
Module 18: Linear Basis Sets11m
Module 19: Filtering a Nuisance Covariance13m
Module 20: GLM Estimation9m
Module 21: Noise Models - AR Models9m
Module 22: Inference - Contrasts and T-tests11m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 322m
2 hours to complete

Week 4

7 videos (Total 77 min), 1 quiz
7 videos
Module 24: Group-level Analysis II10m
Module 25: Group-level Analysis III14m
Module 26: Multiple Comparison Problem in fMRI9m
Module 27: FWER Correction16m
Module 28: FDR Correction5m
Module 29: Pitfalls and Multiple Comparisons14m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 424m
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Top reviews from Principles of fMRI 1

By JBJan 10th 2019

It is really easy going and interesting course. With good explanations that keep you on track easily. I really liked it since the begging and it gave me curiosity to undertake the second one

By AMSep 20th 2017

A very good introduction, but you would need some decent knowledge in statistics to fully understand the methods part. Standard undergrad psychology courses in statistics should be enough.



Martin Lindquist, PhD, MSc

Professor, Biostatistics
Bloomberg School of Public Health | Johns Hopkins University

Tor Wager

Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, The Institute of Cognitive Science | University of Colorado at Boulder

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