Video lectures/tutorials on fMRI/MRI methods

I started working with MRI/fMRI data for this first time this summer and haven’t had the opportunity yet to take an official training course in MRI/fMRI methods. Thankfully, at least a couple of groups have made videos of such workshops freely available online. The most comprehensive set of videos I know of is from the UCLA Advanced Neuroimaging Summer Program:
http://www.brainmapping.org/NITP/Summer2011.php

introduced to me by Miklos Argyelan at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research.  The videos cover everything from MR physics and basic experimental design to more contemporary techniques such as network analysis, genetics, and pattern classification.

Recently, the folks at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging have placed online a series of videos as well:
http://www.fil.ion.ucl.ac.uk/spm/course/video/

The videos are from a course for using their SPM MATLAB-based software for neuroimaging, but the topics (e.g., general linear models, dealing with a large number of statistical tests) should be informative regardless of what software package you use.

A tip of my hat to the speakers and everyone else responsible for making those videos and placing them online. It takes a good amount of work to make that happen but it’s a great resource for the cognitive neuroscience community. I hope such resources are developed further (more exercises please) and that other groups follow their lead.

-David Groppe

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~ by eeging on December 2, 2011.

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