Course Description

Course Name

Psychology 4H Single: FMRi In Biopsychology

Session: VGSS3120

Hours & Credits

10 Scotcat Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Overview

Short Description

This course will give an in-depth introduction to the basics of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) covering physical and physiological basics of the fMRI-signal, experimental strategies, and analysis principles.

Assessment

Examination 100%
Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

Functional brain imaging has become an essential tool in Biopsychology and Neuroscience that has changed the way we think about the brain today. This course aims to give an in-depth introduction to the basics of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). The course will cover physical and physiological basics of the fMRI-signal, experimental strategies, and analysis principles.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this programme students will be able to :
introduce the physical and physiological basics of fMRi imaging
read about the current models explaining neurovascular coupling: the link between neuronal activity and influx of oxygenated blood.
discuss experimental design issues of fMRI research
get hands on experience with the analysis of fMRI sample data
evaluate fMRI research in light of newly acquired knowledge about the basics of the BOLD-signal

*Course content subject to change