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Seminar: 6.02.141_5 Magnetoencephalography - Details
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Course name Seminar: 6.02.141_5 Magnetoencephalography
Course number 6.02.141_5
Semester WiSe21/22
Current number of participants 18
Home institute Department of Psychology
participating institutes Graduate School Science, Medicine and Technology (Oltech)
Courses type Seminar in category Teaching
First date Tuesday, 22.02.2022 09:00 - 17:00, Room: (Room 033/034 @ NeSSy)
Participants 50% PhD- and 50% MSc-Students
Pre-requisites none
Lehrsprache englisch
ECTS points 3

Räume und Zeiten

(Room 033/034 @ NeSSy)
Tuesday, 22.02.2022 - Friday, 25.02.2022 09:00 - 17:00


This course on MEG is an introduction to methods for processing MEG data (e.g., brain connectivity). The lecture is complemented by hands-on sessions and independent study.

Parts of the lecture and exercises will be based on the textbook by
Hansen PC, Kringelbach ML, Salmelin R (2010) MEG: An Introduction to Methods, Oxford Univ Press,
The textbook is freely available on the internet:
Students do not have to have the book at hand to follow the course.

Students will gain theoretical and practical knowledge on magnetoencephalography and various methods and techniques.
Students learn concepts of brain sciences such as the neuron doctrine, how to measure neural activity outside the skull, questioning and interpreting such recordings. In particular, we will elaborate on the electromagnetic field of the brain and relate techniques that are capable of picking up components of brain activity.


1) Defines the components of magnetoencephalography (MEG) instrumentation and recording MEG from the human body.
2) Explains the topics that must be taken into account during data acquisition.

In this course we will present the theoretical concepts, neurophysiological principles and neurocognitive and clinical applications of MEG. We will also discuss the simultaneous recording of MEG with electroencephalogram (EEG) and the application of transcranial electrical stimulation such as transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS), as it is particularly suitable for modulating brain oscillations that have been shown to correlate with cognitive processes.

Part 1: Introduction to electro- & magnetoencephalography (lecture)
Historical overview of magnetoencephalography - physics
What do we measure - physiology (collective activity)?
Different sensor (planar, gradient, SQUIDs, OPMs) and shielding techniques
The use of magnetoencephalography in cognitive neuroscience, brain science and other sciences - experimental
Parameters (noise sources, MEG compatibility)
Inverse problem and forward modelling
Source reconstruction methods (scanning and inverse methods)
Technical aspects (artefact correction, modelling current flow, etc.)
Safety issues and ethical considerations

Part 2: MEG in the practice (seminar)
Ongoing MEG, brain states, and event-related fields (ERF)
Data (pre)processing, sensor and source space
Physical concepts of source separation and noise reduction
Modulating cognitive functions (e.g. memory, attention, and perception)
Clinical applications of MEG
Hands-on experience in the MEG facilities of the neuroimaging center

Admission settings

The course is part of admission "Anmeldung gesperrt (global)".
Erzeugt durch den Stud.IP-Support
The following rules apply for the admission:
  • The admission is locked.

Registration mode

After enrolment, participants will manually be selected.

Registration is open until January 28. We will do the final selection of participants afterwards (50% MSc NeuroCogPsy, 50% PhD students).
No pre-requsites are required for the course. Please ignore the question from the system!