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About the Course

Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) is the most widely used technique for investigating the living, functioning human brain as people perform tasks and experience mental states. It is a convergence point for multidisciplinary work from many disciplines. Psychologists, statisticians, physicists, computer scientists, neuroscientists, medical researchers, behavioral scientists, engineers, public health researchers, biologists, and others are coming together to advance our understanding of the human mind and brain. This course covers the design, acquisition, and analysis of Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) data, including psychological inference, MR Physics, K Space, experimental design, pre-processing of fMRI data, as well as Generalized Linear Models (GLM’s). A book related to the class can be found here:

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Jan 8, 2023

Taken in concert, the lectures and the reading are thorough if complex. However, this is a complex topic. Probably should be listed as an intermediate course at least, but a very good introduction.


Aug 29, 2020

It was a wonderful beginning to a topic details of which were unknown to me. Thank you to both the instructors for making the videos crisp, informative and understandable. Thank you very much.

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By Gabriela M F

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By Vatsal P

Jun 8, 2022

The course is a good theoritical introduction to the concept of fMRI analysis. However, there is a lot of room for upgrading its content. I have the following suggestions:

1. Many times I felt that the course assumed that the readers has advance knowledge with respect to mathematical notations and statistical notations.

2. The most anoying part was that it was all theory with very little glimpse of how to conduct those analysis on any of the available software packages.

By Laine D

Jul 2, 2017

Very stats based course if that is your focus. Could use some more real world examples in a few places. I would have liked more clinical application and physiology but perhaps that is included in part 2 of the course.

By Carlos A S N

Aug 2, 2016

Muy bueno, pero comparado con el curso de "a life od happiness and fulfillment" escasea en dinamismo.

By Tanya P

Nov 12, 2017

Good on theory, but less practical information than I expected

By juan m c

Jun 13, 2018

good, for math

By 이예림

Jul 6, 2022

Instructors are kind but one often stammers and the other giggles sometimes, out of nowhere. These disturb focusing on the contents of the lecture. The contents are not easily, sufficiently explained either.

By Soroush K

Jun 15, 2023

There are relatively difficult statistical concepts and the lecturers presume students already know them all.