PS 576 Methods in Human Brain Mapping (Fall/Spring: 3)
For over a century, human brain mapping has been conducted by correlating
lesion location with impaired behavior. In the last two decades, functional
magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)—a noninvasive neuroimaging technique
with excellent spatial resolution—has given rise to an explosion of
knowledge regarding the role of specific brain regions in particular types
of cognitive processing (such as shifting attention or memory retrieval).
This course provides an in-depth examination of fMRI by reviewing the physical
basis of the fMRI signal and its relation to neural activity in addition
to considering issues of experimental design and data analysis.
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