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neu300 - Functional MRI data analysis (Complete module description)
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Module label Functional MRI data analysis
Module code neu300
Credit points 12.0 KP
Workload 360 h
3 SWS Practical (PR) Total workload 225h: 70h contact / 100h experimental work / 55h exam preparation 2 SWS Lecuture (VO) Total workload 90h: 28h contact / 30h background reading / 32h exam preparation 1 SWS Seminar (SE) Total workload 45h: 15h contact / 30h preparation of presentation
Faculty/Institute Department of Neurosciences
Used in course of study
  • Master's Programme Biology (Master) >
  • Master's Programme Biology (Master) >
  • Master's Programme Neuroscience (Master) >
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Skills to be acquired in this module

+ Neurosci. knowlg.
++ Expt. Methods
+ Social skills
+ Interdiscipl. knowlg.
++ Maths/Stats/Progr.
+ Data present./disc.
+ Scientific English

Students will learn the basics about planning and performing a neuroimaging study. They will focus on the statistical and methodological background of functional neuroimaging data analysis and analyse a sample functional MRI data set.
Module contents
The modul comprises (i) a lecture “Functional MRI data analysis” [2 SWS], and (ii) a practical course [5 SWS] and (iii) a seminar “Experiments on Neurocognition” [1 SWS] including aspects of planning, performance and analysis of functional neuro-imaging studies using MATLAB based software.
Reader's advisory
Frackowiak RSJ, Friston KJ, Frith C, Dolan R, Price CJ, Zeki S, Ashburner J, and Penny WD (2003). Human Brain Function. Academic Press, 2nd edition. San Diego, USA.
Huettel, SA, Song, AW, & McCarthy, G (2009). Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (2nd Edition). Sinauer Associates. Sunderland, MA, USA.
Poldrack RA, Mumford JA, & Nichols TE (2011). Handbook of Functional MRI Data Analysis. Cambridge University Press. New York, USA.
Language of instruction English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency annually, summer term, second half
Module capacity 12 (in total with bio640) (
shared course components with (cannot be credited twice): bio640
Modullevel MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Modullevel ---
Modulart Wahlpflicht / Elective
Modulart je nach Studiengang Pflicht oder Wahlpflicht
Lern-/Lehrform / Type of program
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Course type Comment SWS Frequency Workload attendance
Practical 5.00 SuSe 70 h
Seminar 1.00 SuSe 14 h
Lecture 2.00 SuSe 28 h
Total time of attendance for the module 112 h
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
end of summer term
70% oral exam or written exam, 30% presentations In addition, mandatory but ungraded: Regular active participation