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9.71 Functional MRI Investigations of the Human Brain

Prereq: 9.07, 18.05, or permission of instructor
U (Fall)
Not offered regularly; consult department

12 Units

Covers design and interpretation of fMRI experiments, and the relationship between fMRI and other techniques. Focuses on localization of cognitive function in the human brain. Students write papers and give presentations, explain and critique published papers, and design but do not conduct their own fMRI experiments. Upon completion, students should be able to understand and critique published fMRI papers and have a good grasp of what is known about localization of cognitive function from fMRI.Limited to 12.

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