Psychology 4H Single: FMRi In Biopsychology

University of Glasgow

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Psychology 4H Single: FMRi In Biopsychology

  • Host University

    University of Glasgow

  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland

  • Area of Study

    Psychobiology, Psychology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Scotcat Credits

    10
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2.5
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    1
  • 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

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