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Data Analysis in Neuroimaging - PSY00064H

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  • Department: Psychology
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Rebecca Jackson
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: H
  • Academic year of delivery: 2024-25
    • See module specification for other years: 2023-24

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Semester 2 2024-25

Module aims

The aim of this module is to provide hands-on practical experience in the analysis of neuroimaging data, and how to describe experiments and analyses in scientific reports. Students will learn to explain, report and critically evaluate experiments using fMRI and MEG, identifying the relative merits of these different cognitive neuroscience methods.

Module learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate the ability to perform neuroimaging analyses in fMRI and MEG
  • Understand and adhere to the format of scientific reports in the field of cognitive neuroscience
  • To write a scientific report in the format used in the field of cognitive neuroscience
  • Accurately report the results of fMRI and MEG analyses
  • Draw appropriate conclusions by integrating findings from fMRI and MEG experiments

Module content

  • Lecture: Introduction to Data Analysis in Neuroimaging
  • Practical: Understanding fMRI Data
  • Practical: fMRI Single Subject (1st Level) Analysis
  • Practical: fMRI Group (2nd Level) Analysis
  • Practical: fMRI Event-Related Design and ROI Analysis
  • Lecture: Describing Neuroimaging Methods
  • Practical: Understanding MEG Data
  • Practical: MEG Sensor Space Analysis
  • Practical: MEG Source Space Analysis
  • Practical: MEG Group Level Analysis
  • Lecture: Reporting Neuroimaging Results


Task Length % of module mark
Essay (self cert) : Practical Report
N/A 100

Special assessment rules




Module feedback

Marks will be provided through e:vision.

Indicative reading

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

Magnetoencephalography. Elizabeth W. Pang (Ed). InTech

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