N123L: Human Neuroimaging Lab is taught in Fall Quarter by Professor Craig Stark.

Craig Stark 01-26-16

Dr. Craig Stark

Prerequisite: BIO SCI 93 and (BIO SCI 100 or BIO SCI 108). Satisfactory completion of the Lower-Division Writing requirement.

Restriction: Seniors only. Students who require this lab for completion of their degree have first consideration for enrollment.

Course Objective:

Modern neuroimaging tools give us a host of ways that we can peer inside our heads to see what our brains look like, how they change over the course of our lives, and how they function. We can watch as different brain regions engage and form different patterns of activity as we perceive the world, learn information, or solve problems. We can do this all without harm. How? How do these neuroimaging techniques work? How is it that we can use huge magnets to get a 3D picture of your brain or of patterns of neural activity?

Topic Overview:

# Topic
1 Discussion of Course Structure and Content

Go over Imaging techniques, how they work, and what can they tell us 

2 Discussion on how MRI works, demi if fsleyes
3 Go over Viewing Images activity

Go over Sample Artifacts from the textbook

4 Go over the Structural MRI lecture

Set up for Lab 1: Where’s the brain

5 Go over Lab 1

Setup for Tissue Type Segmentation activity

6 Go over Tissue Type Segmentation activity

Go Over Advanced Structural Lecture

Setup for Shape Analysis activity

7 Go over Shape Analysis activity

Set up for Lab 2

8 Go over Lab 2

Go over Image Registration

Setup Registration 1 activity

9 Go Over Registration 1

Set up Registration 2 activity

10 Go over Registration 2

MRI Safety Discussion

11 Go over MRI Safety Exam and both the lectures
12 Go over Pre-processing and Single-Subject Analysis lectures

Setup the Single-Subject Analysis

13 Go over Single-Subject fMRI Fluency activity

Setup Lab 3: Case Study in Word Generation (Formal write-up of activity’s results)

14 Go over Lab 3

Go over Group Level Analysis in fMRI lecture and setup activity

15 Help on Group Analysis activity and lab
16 Help on Group Analysis activity and Lab 4

Go over Other MRI Methods and Techniques

General Q&A

17 Live Lecture – Using MRI to Explore Pattern Separation and the Aging Hippocampus