PSYCH 515

Neuroimaging Analysis 1: Structural Imaging

Psychology College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Course Description

Exposure to the physical and biological bases of image acquisition, the technologies of in vivo neuroimaging, the application of these technologies to understanding questions in neuroscience, and an introduction to the design and analysis of structural neuroimaging experiments.

When Taught

Fall Odd Years

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Other Prerequisites

PSYCH 514 (can be taken concurrently), or instructor's consent.

Title

Physical bases of image acquisition

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to describe basic principles of MR physics as it pertains to image acquisition

Title

Biological underpinnings of image acquisition

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to discuss and describe how various biological tissue classes are identified and processed during image acquisition.

Title

Design and analysis of imaging experiments

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to operate, process and analyze structural imaging data using several standard neuroimaging toolkits

Title

Evaluating the science of neuroimaging methodology

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to read, critique, and evaluate neuroimaging literature for its merit and scientific rigor.