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neu300 - Functional MRI data analysis (Complete module description)
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Module label Functional MRI data analysis
Modulkürzel 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
Institute directory Department of Neurosciences
Verwendbarkeit des Moduls
  • Master's Programme Biology (Master) > Background Modules
  • Master's Programme Neuroscience (Master) > Background Modules
Zuständige Personen
Gießing, Carsten (Module responsibility)
Gießing, Carsten (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Thiel, Christiane Margarete (Prüfungsberechtigt)
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.
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 / module level MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Modulart / typ of module Wahlpflicht / Elective
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Form of instruction Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
Practical training 5 SoSe 70
Seminar 1 SoSe 14
Lecture 2 SoSe 28
Präsenzzeit Modul insgesamt 112 h
Examination Prüfungszeiten 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