Methods & Models for fMRI Analysis
Would you like to obtain good knowledge of the theoretical foundations of SPM and DCM and their application to empirical fMRI data?
This course teaches state-of-the-art methods and models for fMRI data analysis. It covers all aspects of statistical parametric mapping (SPM), incl. preprocessing, the general linear model, frequentist and Bayesian inference, multiple comparison corrections, and event-related designs, and Dynamic Causal Modelling (DCM), a novel approach for identification of nonlinear neuronal systems from neurophysiological data. A particular emphasis of the course will be on methodological questions arising in the context of neuroeconomic and clinical studies.
Lectures (incl. practical sessions) take place on Tuesdays, 8:15 - 12:00, at the ETH - Building ETZ, Room F91
First part - Basic analysis of fMRI data:
20.09. Foundations of functional MRI: neurophysiology and physics (Jakob Heinzle)
27.09. Spatial preprocessing of fMRI images (Lars Kasper)
04.10. The General Linear Model for fMRI analyses (Frederike Petzschner, Jakob Heinzle)
11.10. Classical (frequentist) inference and multiple comparison correction (Justin Chumbley)
18.10. Experimental design and Resting state fMRI analysis (Sandra Iglesias)
25.10. Event-related fMRI and design efficiency (Klaas Enno Stephan)
01.11. Group level analysis (Sandra Iglesias)
Second part - Advanced topics:
08.11. Noise models in fMRI and noise correction (Lars Kasper)
15.11. Multivariate models and machine learning for fMRI (Jakob Heinzle)
22.11. Bayesian inference and Bayesian model selection (Klaas Enno Stephan)
29.11. Computational Neuroimaging (model-based fMRI) (Andreea Diaconescu)
06.12. Approximate Bayesian inference: Variational Bayes & MCMC (Eduardo Aponte)
13.12. Basics of Dynamic Causal Modelling (Jakob Heinzle)
20.12. Advanced aspects of Dynamic Causal Modelling (Stefan Frässle)
First part (Medizin Mantelstudium): Tuesday, 15.11.2016, 10:15-11:45, Room: ETZ G 91 (one floor above lecture hall)
Testat: You will get your Testat on the 22.11. at 11:45, after the lecture (Room: ETZ F91)!
Main exam (all other students): Tuesday, 10.01.2017, 13:00-14:30, Room: ETZ F91
Material for the exam: Bring with you something to write (pen), your Legi and an ID. No other material is allowed!
Download: Exam information and example questions
Sandra Iglesias: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jakob Heinzle: email@example.com