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psy275 - Essentials of fMRI Data Analysis with SPM and FSL (Complete module description)
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Module label Essentials of fMRI Data Analysis with SPM and FSL
Module code psy275
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
(
Attendance: 56 h. (4 SWS), reading and practising: 124 h., total: 180 h.
)
Institute directory Department of Psychology
Applicability of the module
  • Master's Programme Neurocognitive Psychology (Master) > Mastermodule
Responsible persons
Weerda, Riklef (Module responsibility)
Sörös, Peter (Module responsibility)
Prerequisites
Enrolment in Master’s programme Neurocognitive Psychology, 3rd semester or higher.
Skills to be acquired in this module
+ Neuropsychological / neurophysiological knowledge
+ interdisciplinary knowledge & thinking
++ experimental methods
++ statistics & scientific programming
+ data presentation & discussion
+ independent research
+ scientific literature
+ ethics / good scientific practice / professional behaviour
+ critical & analytical thinking
+ group work

This module offers a concise introduction to the basic principles of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Students will gain essential knowledge about experimental design, data collection and analysis. Special emphasis will be laid on the statistical background of fMRI data analysis and a hands-on introduction to SPM and FSL, two widely-used and free software packages for fMRI data analysis and results visualisation.
Module contents
1. Methodological basics of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)
2. Basic principles of fMRI experimental design and data collection
3. Statistical background of fMRI data analysis
4. Hands-on training in fMRI data analysis and results visualisation with SPM and FSL
Reader's advisory
• Huettel, S.A., Song, A.W., McCarthy, G. (3rd ed., 2014). Functional Magnetic
Resonance Imaging. Sunderland, MA: Sinauer.
• Friston, K.J., Ashburner, J.T., Kiebel, S. (Ed., 2006). Statistical Parametric Mapping: The Analysis of Functional Brain Images. Amsterdam etc.: Elsevier, Academic Press.
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Language of instruction English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency The module will be offered in the winter term, blocked in the first half (seven weeks).
Module capacity 20
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PLEASE NOTE:
We strongly recommend to take either psy170, psy270, psy275, psy280, or psy220 to gain methodological competencies (EEG, fMRI, TBS, HCI) that are needed for most practical projects and Master's theses!
Modullevel / module level MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Modulart / typ of module Wahlpflicht / Elective
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method Part 1: 1 seminar (1 SWS)
Part 2: 1 supervised exercise (3 SWS)
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Course type Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
Seminar
1 WiSe 14
Attendance: 56 h. (4 SWS), reading and practising: 124 h., total: 180 h.
Exercises
3 WiSe 42
Attendance: 56 h. (4 SWS), reading and practising: 124 h., total: 180 h.
Total time of attendance for the module 56 h
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
end of winter term
written exam