Special Topics in Functional MRI

FALL 2014 SCHEDULE

 

Introductory MR Physics
Ross Mair, PhD
Wednesday October 22 10:30 - 11:30
Northwest Building Room 269

A brief overview of the MR technique, explaining why we use the equipment we do, and its inherent safety risks. The use of gradients and RF pulses to create 2D images and basic image contrast mechanisms will be covered.

Open to all but priority will be given to undergraduates.

 

Applications of Functional Neuroimaging to Clinical Populations
Mark Eldaief, MD
Monday October 27 11:30 - 12:30
Northwest Building Room 343

This lecture will survey considerations for doing functional neuroimaging in clinical populations, including scanning paradigms and combining different investigational modalities in patient populations. A very brief overview of a few common neuropsychiatric conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, major depression, autism and schizophrenia will also be provided.

Open to all but priority will be given to undergraduates.

 

MR Physics - Advances for Neuroscience
Ross Mair, PhD
Friday November 7 2:00 - 3:00
Northwest Building Room 269

This lecture will focus specifically on EPI and associated techniques used in neuroimaging today, as well as the latest advances (image acceleration, motion correction). Those attending this lecture should be familiar with the content covered in the Introductory MR Physics lecture.

Geared toward advanced graduate students and post-docs, but open to all.


Brain Network Organization as Revealed by Functional Connectivity MRI

Mark Eldaief, MD
Wednesday November 12 2:00 - 3:00
Northwest Building Room 269

Increasingly, the brain is being investigated as being comprised of large scale cortical networks. Connectivity among nodes of these networks can be examined with resting-state functional connectivity MRI. We will cover this modality and what it has revealed about network topography. Basic graph theoretical concepts and how these apply to brain networks will also be surveyed.

Open to all but priority will be given to undergraduates.

 

To register for a session:

Email wcwest [at] fas [dot] harvard [dot] edu (use Subject "Special Topics in fMRI") and indicate which sessions you would like to attend. Please include the following information: name, status (undergrad, grad student, post-doc, etc), year, concentration, PI (if involved in MRI research).

Additional sessions may be added if there is sufficient interest. If you are interested in a session but are unable to attend the scheduled time, please let us know.