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Learning more about Neuroimaging
To learn more about neuroimaging, consider the two course sequence taught by David Ress (BCM) and Michael S. Beauchamp (UT).
Fundamentals of Human Neuroimaging
The first course in the sequence, taught in the Fall (Ress, course director), is a lecture course survey of neuroimaging methods and results. In 2014, the course was offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:50am to 12:05 pm. The course schedule may change in the future, please contact Dr. Ress for schedule information. This course is primarily listed as a BCM course (GS-NE-400) and is cross-listed at Rice as NEUR 430. Goals and learning objectives:
Neuroscience elective. 3 Credits for 2 terms (Terms 1 and 2). T/Th. Prerequisites: Introductory Calculus and Physics at the freshman level. Course director: David Ress, Ph.D.
Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Laboratory
The second course in the sequence, taught in the Spring (Beauchamp, course director) with limited enrollment is a laboratory course that focusses on MRI. Students will collect and analyze MRI data. The lab course is designed for graduate students, fellows, and others actively collecting MRI data for a research project. In 2014, the course was offered on Wednesday from 9am to 11:30am. The course will next be offered in Spring 2016.
Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Laboratory Course Details
Students will need to take an MRI safety course. Krista Runge will offer one on Sept 18 at 1 p.m., or will offer one specially for students in the class if that time is not convenient. The web page for students in this course to submit assignments and receive information about the course is https://owlspace-ccm.rice.edu/portal For Fall 2014 - Spring 2015, this course will be offered on Wednesday mornings from 9 am to 11:30 am in UT MSB B.625 The first class will be Wednesday September 3 and the last class will be Wednesday December 10th. There will be no class on November 19th (Society for Neuroscience annual meeting) or November 26th (Thanksgiving Holiday). In general, the course follows the schedule of the UT GSBS.
Tentative course schedule
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This course is intended for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and faculty who are interested in using fMRI for their research. A small number of undergraduates may also enroll in the course solely at the discretion of the instructor (only undergraduates who are currently working in a laboratory that uses functional MRI study will be considered). The course is primarily offered through the University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences GSBS 140053 (http://www.uthouston.edu/gsbs/current-students/academics/course-listing/courses/neuroscience/gs140053-introduction-to-functional-magnetic-resonance-imaging-.htm). The course is also cross-listed at Rice University in the Psychology and Bioengineering departments (as Psych 579 and BioE 571) and in the Baylor College of Medicine Graduate School of Biological Sciences (as GS-NE-439) (http://neuro.bcm.edu/?sct=neuro_think&gp=cdescript). If you are a student at UT, Rice or Baylor contact your registrar for enrollment information. If you are a student at University of Houston, it is probably easiest to enroll in the course via cross-registration through Rice University. (UT requires vaccination records for cross-registration which is annoying). However, if you would like to enroll through UT, please visit this web page for information about enrolling in the course: http://registrar.uth.tmc.edu/Registration/ConcurEnrollment.html
The textbook for this course is "Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging", 2nd edition, by Huettel, Song and McCarthy. The text may be ordered from Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Functional-Magnetic-Resonance-Imaging-Second/dp/0878932860 or it is available at the UT bookstore at a 10% discount. For more information on the UT bookstore:
After Fall 2014, the course will undergo substantial renovation. It will be renamed "Fundamentals of Human Neuroimaging" and split into two parts that will be offered in the Fall and Spring of every year. Dr. David Ress will teach the first part, primarily a lecture course on basic principles. Dr. Beauchamp will teach the second part, primarily a lab course on applied fMRI techniques.
GS14 1181: Graduate Neuroanatomy
Fall/annually/1-credit hour course. The Graduate Neuroanatomy course will provide a broad overview of the structure and function of the central nervous system. The general architecture of the nervous system and its functional systems are presented in a series of online exercises. The exercises allow the students to examine brain anatomy at a detailed view of the regional anatomy of the brain and spinal cord. MRIs of brain anatomy, as commonly presented in the scientific literature, will be presented using a computerized learning system. Click here for web page for Graduate Neuroanatomy Course
Click here for Teaching Material for Medical Neuroscience Laboratory Course
Here are slides presented for Medical Neuroscience in 2012
Here are slides presented for Medical Neuroscience in 2011
2011 Lab 7 Notes
The NeuroLab CD contains incorrect information on the location of the frontal eye fields. This PDF shows the correct location FrontalEyeFields
2011 Lab 8 Notes
Many of the structures in Lab 8 can be seen on MRI. The following PDF contains labeled MRI sections. Lab8MRI
2010 Lecture Slides
Here are slides presented for Introduction to Neuroimaging on January 22, 2010 Neuroimaging
Here are slides presented for Motor System Lecture #1 (muscles) on March 17, 2010 Motor Systems Lecture #1
Here are slides presented for Motor System Lecture #2 (spinal reflexes) on March 17, 2010 Motor Systems Lecture #2
Here are slides presented for Motor System Lecture #3 (motor cortex) on March 19, 2010 Motor Systems Lecture #3
Here are slides presented for Motor System Lecture #4 (basal ganglia) on March 22, 2010 Motor Systems Lecture #4
Here are slides presented for Motor System Lecture #5 (cerebellum) on March 24, 2010 Motor Systems Lecture #5
Here are slides presented for Prelab #9 (descending pathways) on March 29, 2010 Prelab #9
UT Graduate Cognitive Neuroscience
UT Graduate Cognitive Neuroscience (Anne Sereno, course director)
Other Notes and Old Courses
Here are slides presented in June 2012 at the Institute of Psychology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
BCM Higher Brain Function (Mariela DeBiasi, course director)
A website that shows labeled brain anatomy from the Visible Human project is http://www.netanatomy.com
A free iPhone app from the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory allows 3D visualization of brain structures http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/3d-brain/id331399332?mt=8
A web-based version of the same app may be seen at http://www.g2conline.org/
misc teaching notes: Beauchamp:MedNSLabNotes
Web page for previously-offered fourth-year neuroimaging elective Dr. Bob Cox, the Director of the Scientific and Statistical Computing Core at the National Institute of Mental Health Intramural Research Program visited Houston on October 4-8, 2010. Together with his staff, Dr. Cox taught a 5-day course on fMRI data analysis with the AFNI software package. Click for more information on the short course
A second course offered by Dr. Beauchamp is titled "Advanced Seminars in Neuroimaging". This is an advanced course for students who have already taken Introduction to fMRI.
Click here for information about a lecture on fMRI delivered at Texas Children's Hospital on December 2nd, 2009: TCH Lecture
A GSBS course on MRI physics is shown here http://www.uthgsbsmedphys.org/GS02-0193/default_2009.htm
Writing Courses: Picus,Mark A <MAPicus@mdanderson.org> offers a summer course Writing Scientific Articles for Publication (GS21-1142).