PROGRAM


Monday

Overview of the General Program; Introduction to fMRI-Based Experimentation Robert Savoy
Basics of NMR and MRI: Signal and Contrast; fMRI and Diffusion Imaging, Safety Robert Savoy / Blaise Frederick
Basics of fMRI Data Analysis: Simple Block Design; Introduction to the General Linear Model (GLM) Robert Savoy
Tradeoffs, Optimization, and Future Directions in Data Acquisition Blaise Frederick
Software in General (AFNI, BrainVoyager, FreeSurfer, FSL, SPM, Other); Beyond Point-and-Click Robert Savoy
Computational Neuroanatomy and Conceptual Introduction to FreeSurfer Robert Savoy
Possible Evening Event: Laboratory Tour; Collection of Structural Data Savoy / Frederick / Host Staff

Tuesday

Experimental Task Design in Functional Neuroimaging Robert Savoy
Data Analysis in fMRI, Part 1: Preprocessing Robert Savoy / Blaise Frederick
Data Analysis in fMRI, Part 2: First Level Modeling and Estimation Robert Savoy / Blaise Frederick
Introduction and Start of Experimental Design Workshop Robert Savoy / Blaise Frederick
NIRS (Near Infrared Spectroscopy) Blaise Frederick
Using FreeSurfer: General Orientation Allison Stevens
Using FreeSurfer: Functional Analysis Stream (FS-FAST) for Preprocessing and First Level Analysis Allison Stevens
Possible Evening Event: fMRI Task Design Exercise Robert Savoy / Blaise Frederick

Wednesday

Comparing Brains / Databases Robert Savoy
Data Analysis in fMRI, Part 3: Second Level Modeling and Estimation Robert Savoy / Blaise Frederick
Data Analysis in fMRI, Part 4: Inference and Critical Thresholds Robert Savoy
Diffusion Imaging and Tractography for White Matter: Concepts and Data Acquisition Anastasia Yendiki
Using FreeSurfer: Functional Analysis Stream (FS-FAST) for Second Level Analysis Allison Stevens
Advances in Single Trial Design; Visualizing Regressors in Event Related Designs Robert Savoy
Evening Event: Miscellaneous Topics, including Grant Writing Staff

Thursday

Quality Control in fMRI Data Analysis (and using the ART toolbox) Susan Whitfield-Gabrieli
Using FreeSurfer: Structural Analysis Allison Stevens
Software Tools for Diffusion Imaging and Tractography Anastasia Yendiki
Functional and Effective Connectivity Robert Savoy / Susan Whitfield-Gabrieli
Using the Conn Tool Box Susan Whitfield-Gabrieli
Possible Evening Event: tba Robert Savoy / Blaise Frederick

Friday

Interactive work with software packages ART & CONN Susan Whitfield-Gabrieli
Interactive work with software packages DTI, DSI, Tractography / TRACULA Anastasia Yendiki
Interactive work with software packages FreeSurfer Allison Stevens
Informal interactive discussion on fMRI Task Design Robert Savoy
Informal interactive discussion on NIRS-based research Blaise Frederick
Closing Discussions/Evaluations All Participants and Faculty