UCL Institute of Neurology


Statistical Parametric Mapping short courses:

Publication date: Feb 20, 2014 06:58 PM

Start: Oct 26, 2016 09:00 AM
End: Oct 29, 2016 05:00 PM

Location: Basement Lecture Theatre, 33 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG

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The next SPM course on using Statistical Parametric Mapping for neuroimaging will take place in May 2017 and is organised by the WTCN Methods Group as part of UCL Institute of Neurology's short course programme.

The course will present instruction on the analysis and characterisation of neuroimaging data, including Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and functional MRI (fMRI). The three-day course will be divided into theoretical sessions covering spatial preprocessing, experimental design, statistical inference and dynamic causal modelling, and practical sessions in which the SPM software will be used to analyse exemplar data sets.

A satellite short course on MR Physics for SPM Users will take place in May 2017 organised by the WTCN Physics Group.

The course introduces the basics and some advanced topics of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) used for human neuroimaging. Emphasis is placed on the relationship between the physics background, data acquisition methods and the interaction with data analysis, particularly, SPM. Practical guidelines for data acquisition and optimized protocols are provided. The main areas covered are: basic MR physics, functional MRI, anatomical MRI. Advanced topics include quantitative MRI, rapid data acquisitions (e.g. multiband), diffusion weighted imaging. This course is composed of a mix of lectures and exercise sessions.

Please see the course website for further information on both courses.