Contact Session #2
Connectivity with fMRI: from preprocessing to networks. Tools for resting state and task connectivity.
Intended learning outcomes:
- Familiarize with the preprocessing steps and recognize artefacts
- Consider methods to build functional networks during rest and task
- Evaluate multiple tools to identify the most suitable for your case
Here is your pre-assignment for this contact session.
Your task is to check where your name is in the table that will appear below and read the corresponding paper (numbered paper at https://users.aalto.fi/~eglerean/NBEHBC/)
In class you will discuss the paper with others who have read the same paper.
Reading an academic paper can be challenging, there are multiple ways to read an article and article formats can vary.
Given an IMRaD paper (introduction, methods, results, discussion) I follow this algorithm:
1. Read the abstract (if available also read highlights or "significance statement")
2. Read all figure captions
3. Read first paragraph / sentence of introduction
4. Read last paragraph of introduction (it usually starts with "here we did this and that")
5. Read first paragraph of discussion (it usually starts with "in this study we showed that")
6. Read conclusions / last paragraph of discussion
7. Read methods
8. Read results
9. Read all introduction
10. Read all discussion
This algorithm allows you to stop at any point and still form a partial opinion about an academic paper.
Lecture slides and material
Slides and materials will be uploaded at the bottom of this page.
If you couldn't make it to the first contact session, please catch up with the others with the assignment that will appear here below.