Statistical Analysis of fMRI Data

Explore the intersection of statistics and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), a non-invasive technique for studying brain activity.

About The Course

In this course we will explore the intersection of statistics and functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fMRI, which is a non-invasive technique for studying brain activity. We will discuss the analysis of fMRI data, from its acquisition to its use in locating brain activity, making inference about brain connectivity and predictions about psychological or disease states. A standard fMRI study gives rise to massive amounts of noisy data with a complicated spatio-temporal correlation structure. Statistics plays a crucial role in understanding the nature of the data and obtaining relevant results that can be used and interpreted by neuroscientists.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Will I get a Statement of Accomplishment after completing this class?
Yes. Students who successfully complete the class will receive a Statement of Accomplishment signed by the instructor.
  • Will I need statistical software for this course?
No. This course focuses on methods.


Recommended Background

Proficiency with basic statistics is a requirement for this class.