Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


After completing the course, the student will be familiar with

  • designing basic neuroimaging experiments
  • conducting fMRI and MEG experiments
  • basic analysis of fMRI and MEG data
  • writing a report on neuroimaging results

Credits: 5

Schedule: 14.09.2021 - 07.12.2021

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Lauri Parkkonen

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    This course comprises lectures on physiological basis of functional brain imaging methods, data analysis, and experimental design as well as a practical part where the students design a neuroscientific experiment (under the guidance of the lecturers), carry out the fMRI and/or MEG measurements, analyse the acquired data and write a report of the results.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Methods: Lectures, group presentations and discussions, hands-on neuroimaging experimentation, data analysis in a computer classroom.

    Assessment Methods and Criteria: Students are required to actively participate the group work, measurements and data analysis throughout the course. Assessment is based on the quality of the research plan and its execution as well as on the quality and depth of the analysis and reporting of the results. No exam.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    • contact teaching (lectures, presentations, measurements, analysis clinics):  26 h
    • individual study of background material: 20 h
    • group work for planning and implementing the experiments: 18 h
    • group work for data analysis: 50 h
    • group work for compiling the report: 21 h


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lecture notes

Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    This course is primarily for students of the Human Neuroscience and Technology major. Only a limited number of other students can participate. See MyCourses page for further information.

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Autumn I-II

    2021-2022 Autumn I-II

    Course Homepage:

    Registration for Courses: In the academic year 2021-2022, registration for courses will take place on Sisu ( instead of WebOodi.

    Via WebOodi