In Spring 2021, all teaching of this course will be organized online.
Start date: 12.1.2021, Place: Zoom (log in to access the link)
Teaching: Tuesdays 10.15–12.00, Wednesdays 10.15-12.00
Teacher: Linda Henriksson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Core content: This course gives an overview of advanced approaches for analyzing and modeling human brain imaging data. The student will learn the main differences between univariate and multivariate analyses, and
between encoding and decoding models. The students will also apply the different techniques to real data. The course will also give basic knowledge about the functional organization of the human visual system which will be used as a case example of
how the different techniques are used in the context of neuroscientific questions.
Learning outcomes: After this course the student can
(1) list approaches for analyzing and modeling functional brain imaging data
(2) explain the difference between decoding and encoding models
(3) analyze brain imaging data using different approaches
(4) choose the appropriate analysis or modeling approach to new data
(5) critically review scientific literature on “brain decoding”
Prerequisites: Matlab (or python if you don't need help..). Basic knowledge of functional brain imaging (preferably fMRI), human brain function and signal processing.
Recommended course: NBE-E4045 Functional Brain Imaging
Credits: 5 ECTS
Teaching period: III, 12.1.-17.2.2021 (exam 24.2.2021)
Level of the course: Master’s and doctoral level
Study Material: Lecture slides, book chapters, scientific articles.
Assessment Methods and Criteria: Project works (60%), Homework & Portfolio (20%), Exam (20%).
|Wed 13.1.||Lecture 1: fMRI (standard analysis)|
|Tue 19.1.||Q&A: Project work 1 (GLM, activation)|
|Wed 20.1.||L2: mapping|
|Tue 26.1.||Q&A: P2 (mapping, ROIs)|
|Wed 27.1.||L3: univariate vs. multivariate analysis, decoding|
|Tue 2.2.||Q&A: P3 (classification)|
|Wed 3.2.||L4: representational similarity analysis, models|
|Tue 9.2.||Q&A: P4 (RSA)|
|Wed 10.2.||L5: voxel receptive field modeling, encoding|
|Wed 17.2.||Discussion and conclusions|
|max per week||Max total points (100)||Min points to pass|
|Project works (4)||5* + 10**||60 + 5 (bonus)||15|
**10 more points for the final version, returned at the end of the course (see also portfolio)