Introduction to fMRI

Introduction to Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Fall 2019 - Friday 10/25, 1:30-5:00 PM

Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) has become one of the most important techniques for studying the human brain in action. This workshop is intended to introduce the basic principles of fMRI and to provide an opportunity for students to experience neuroimaging research first-hand in an informal setting. It is ideal for students considering pursuing advanced study or research assistantships within professors’ research laboratories.

Faculty: CBS Neuroimaging Staff (Mark Eldaief, Ross Mair, Stephanie McMains, Tammy Moran, Caroline West)

Maximum: 15 undergraduate students. Others may attend if space permits.


1:30 – 1:45          Welcome/Introduction

1:45 – 2:15           Fundamentals of MR Physics and Functional Imaging

2:15 – 2:45           Safety in the MRI Environment

2:45 – 3:15           Functional Imaging in Cognition

3:15 – 3:30          Break/Refreshments

3:30 – 4:30          Study Demonstration and Data Viewing

4:30 – 5:00          Discussion and Q/A


Center for Brain Science
Neuroimaging Facility
Northwest Building B4
52 Oxford Street


Email wcwest [at] fas [dot] harvard [dot] edu (use Subject "fMRI Course") with the following information: name, year, concentration, PI (if involved in MRI research)