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Data Analysis in Neuroimaging - PSY00039H

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  • Department: Psychology
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Daniel Baker
  • Credit value: 30 credits
  • Credit level: H
  • Academic year of delivery: 2021-22

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Spring Term 2021-22

Module aims

The aim of this module is to provide an understanding of issues of design and analysis which are specific to neuroimaging. Students will get hands-on practical experience of the acquisition, design and analysis of neuroimaging data.

Module learning outcomes

  • Be able to give an outline of methods of data collection and analysis in fMRI and MEG
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform neuroimaging analyses in fMRI and MEG
  • Be able to describe the relative merits of fMRI and MEG as tools for cognitive and behavioural neuroscience
  • Be able to report the results of fMRI and MEG analyses

Module content


  • Signal, Noise and Preprocessing of fMRI data
  • Experimental Design in fMRI
  • Statistical Analysis in fMRI: Basic Analyses
  • Statistical Analysis in fMRI: Advanced Approaches
  • Signal, noise and preprocessing of MEG data
  • MEG Sensor space analysis
  • MEG Source Space Analysis
  • Statistical Analysis in MEG: Advanced Approaches


  • fMRI Experimentation and Images
  • fMRI Single Subject (1st Level) Analysis
  • fMRI Group (2nd Level) Analysis
  • fMRI Time-Series and MVPA Analysis
  • MEG Experimentation and data pre-processing
  • MEG Sensor Space Analysis
  • MEG Source Space Analysis
  • MEG Group Level Analysis


Task Length % of module mark
Coursework - extensions not feasible/practicable
Weekly quiz
N/A 10
Practical Report
N/A 90

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Practical Report
N/A 90

Module feedback

Marks will be provided through e:vision.

Indicative reading

Sample Reading:

Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging by Huettel, Song, McCarthy (3rd edition)

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