NDT 453 Functional MRI and Magnetic Encephalography • 5 Cr.


In this advanced course, students will explore the various applications for performing fMRI and/or MEG; include perceptual and cognitive brain processes, localizing regions affected by pathology before surgical removal, determining the function of various parts of the brain, and neurofeedback. Students will learn to differentiate between the physiologic information from the EEG and the anatomical information in the MRI. Instrumentation and patient safety will be emphasized. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • establish integrity of the recording equipment explain and demonstrate the correct method of electrode application evaluate the integrity of the procedure establish standard fMRI/MEG record establish and eliminate or reduce artifacts contaminating the study results elaborate on various neurological concepts of performing fMRI/MEG compare and contrast principles and concepts of fMRI/MEG instrumentation