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BCS 513: Lecture Schedule

All readings are based on the Huettel et al. book unless otherwise mentioned.

Week of Aug 30th
Sept 1: No meeting
Sept 3: FIRST MEETING – Introduction to class (Bavelier); Intro to MR (Zhong) | pdfReadings: ch 1
Week of Sept 6th
Sept 8: MR signal generation (Zhong); Image evaluation (Bavelier) | pdf - Readings: ch 2 & 3
Sept 10 Hands-on 1: Visit RCBI - Safety issues reviewed, data collection, coil, stimulus delivery; Install FSL & Matlab
Week of Sept 13th
Sept 15 Main Lecture: MR Image formation (Zhong) | pdf - Readings: ch 4
Sept 17: Moved to Sept 20th
MONDAY Sept 20 Hands-on 2: Viewing anatomical data, gross anatomy
Week of Sept 20th
Sept 22: MR contrast mechanism and pulse sequence (Zhong) | pdf (includes slides for 09/29) – Readings: ch 5
Sept 24 - Hands-on 3: Intro to matlab
Week of Sept 27th
Sept 29: MR contrast mechanism and pulse sequence (Zhong) – Readings: ch 5 & 8
Oct 1 - Hands-on 4: Introduction to k-space using matlab (Lab summary #1)
Week of Oct 4th
Oct 6: From neuronal to hemodynamic activity (Bavelier) | pdf Readings: ch 6
Oct 8 - Hands-on 5: Contrast and segmentation using matlab (Lab summary #2)
Week of Oct 11th
TOPIC FOR ORAL PRESENTATION DUE (EMAIL TOPIC TO INSTRUCTORS)
Oct 13: Bold fMRI - Spatiotemporal properties (Bavelier) | pdf - Readings: ch 7 & 8
Oct 15: Hands-on 6: Signal averaging, SNR, temporal sampling (Lab summary #3)
Week of Oct 18th
Oct 20: Experimental Design (Bavelier) | pdfReadings: ch 9, 10, 11
Oct 22 - Hands-on 7: Preprocessing fMRI data using FSL (Lab summary #4)
Week of Oct 25th
Oct 27: Advanced fMRI methods (Zhong) | pdf Readings: ch 12
Oct 29 - Hands-on 8: Single subject first level analysis using FSL (Lab summary #5)
Week of Nov 1st
Nov 3: fMRI/other techniques and future of fMRI (Bavelier) | pdf - Readings: ch 13 & 14
Nov 5 - Hands-on 9: Single subject second level analysis using FSL (Lab summary #6)
FINAL PROJECT ASSIGNED
Week of Nov 8th
Nov 10: Student Oral Presentation
Nov 12: Student Oral Presentation
Week of Nov 15th DB OUT OF TOWN THIS WEEK
Nov 17: DTI and its applications (Zhong) | pdf
Nov 19 Hands-on 10: Region of interest analysis using FSL (Lab summary #7)
Week of Nov 22nd Thanksgiving
Nov 24/26: No class Thanksgiving week
Week of Nov 29th
Dec 1: Converging operations - TMS, Optical imaging (Tadin/Aslin) – Readings: ch 13
Dec 3 - Hands-on 11: DTI analysis using diffusion toolkit & FSL (Lab Summary #8)
Week of Dec 6th
Dec 8: No class - Final project due on Dec 10th

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