Edinburgh Imaging

SPM - biennial Edinburgh residential course

This course runs every 2 years & teaches comprehensively on the theoretical & practical coverage of all functional MR imaging (fMRI) related aspects of statistical parametric mapping (SPM).

 
2019 April is the next session for this course

 

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN 
  • The University of Edinburgh epay system is where you need to register (bank card required)

  • All lectures & workshops are residental, located centrally in Edinburgh, around George Square

  • See the timetable for specific details

  • Prepare for your stay & make sure you have euduroam ready so that you can use our wifi

 
TIMETABLE OF LECTURES & WORKSHOPS:
 
Monday 01 Apr 2019: fMRI & Matlab introduction
Location Time Talk Lecturer
AM: Room 2.14, Appleton Tower  09.00-9.30 Welcome  
  9.30-10.15 What are we measuring? Basics of (f)MRI Dr Cyril Pernet
  10.15-11.00 Experimental designs for imaging Dr Alexa Morcom
  11.15-11.45 What are we measuring? The BOLD signal Dr Cyril Pernet
  11.45 - 12.30 Designs constrains in fMRI Dr Alexa Morcom
Appleton Tower concourse 12.30-13.30 On-site lunch  
PM: Computer lab, Hugh Robson Building  13.30-17.00 Matlab basics Dr Cyril Pernet et al
       
Tuesday 02 Apr 2019: Theory for fMRI pre-processing & univariate modelling
Location Time Talk Lecturer
AM: Gaddum lecture theater 09.00-9.30 Welcome & SPM history Dr Cyril Pernet
  9.30-9.45 Slice timing Dr Cyril Pernet
  9.45-10.45 // 11-11.45 Image registration & normalization Dr John Ashburner
  11.45-12.30 Modeling fMRI data: general linear modelling 1 Dr Martyn Mcfarquhar
Appleton Tower concourse 12.30-13.30 On-site lunch  
PM: Room 1.2, Lister Building  13.30-14.45 Modeling group data: general linear modelling 2 Dr Alexa Morcom
  14.45-15.30 Within & between subject contrasts: general linear modelling 3 Dr Martyn Mcfarquhar
  15.45-16.30 Data Visualization Dr John Ashburner & Dr Cyril Pernet
  16.30-17.00 Open session  
       
Wednesday 03 Apr 2019: Practical for fMRI pre-processing & univariate modeling
Location Time Talk Lecturer
AM / PM: Computer lab, Hugh Robson Building  9.00-17.00 Process data at your own pace: one computer per participants, dedicated data & manual, several assistants to help you progress, group review of problems & results  
Appleton Tower concourse   On-site lunch  
       
Thursday 04 Apr 2019: Connectivity Analyses
Location Time Talk Lecturer
AM: Room 2.14, Appleton Tower 9-9.30 Welcome  
  9.30-10.30 Functional connectivity overview: task vs rest Roselyne Chauvin
  10.45-11.45 Effective connectivity: DCM Dr Daniele Marinazzo
  11.45-12.30 Inferential brain mapping: from uni to multivariate pitfalls Dr Cyril Pernet

Appleton Tower concourse

12.30-13.30 On-site lunch  
PM: Teaching Rooms, BMTO  13.30-17.00
  • Afternoon workshops to choose from:
    • newbie MVP
    • newbie RSA
    • task based connectivity (Seed, PPI, Beta series, interaction with rest)
    • DCM
 
       
Friday 05 Apr 2019: Multivariate methods
Location Time Talk Lecturer
AM: Room 2.14, Appleton Tower 9.15-10.15 Multivariate GLM for uni- (rep. measures) & multi-modality imaging Dr Martyn Mcfarquhar  
  10.30-11.30 Pattern Classification Dr Christophe Phillips
  11.30-12.30 Representational Similarity Analyses Dr Ian Charest
Appleton Tower concourse 12.30-13.30 On-site lunch  
PM: Teaching Rooms, BMTO  13.30-17.00

Afternoon workshops to choose from:

  • MVPA users
  • RSA users
  • Multivariate GLM
  • HRF Deconvolution from rsfMRI
  • rsfMRI basics & connectopic mapping.