Georgia Tech expert to present functional MRI boot camp

Published: Nov 25, 2010 10:00:00 AM
Media Contact: Sally Credille, src0007@auburn.edu, 334-844-3447

Chris Rorden, professor of psychology and director of the Center for Advanced Brain Imaging at Georgia Tech, will offer a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) boot camp on Wednesday, Dec. 1, in the auditorium at the Auburn University Hotel and Conference Center. The all-day event is designed to provide a better understanding of fMRI scanning potential and the ability to evaluate these scans, as well as limitations and challenges.

Rorden will discuss the design of behavioral tasks, such as asking a research participant to view photographs of faces; image processing, such as correcting images for head movements that occur during scanning; and statistical analysis, including identifying brain regions activated by a task.

The course will offer researchers information about fMRI that will allow them to begin using it in their research, form hypotheses and design experiments. The boot camp is a condensed version of Rorden's semester-long course taught at Georgia Tech, "Neuroimaging: From Imaging to Inference."

For more information on attending the boot camp, contact Tom Denney at dennets@auburn.edu

Visit this page for more on Rorden's neuroimaging course.