FMRI school 2012

fMRI school 2012

Time: May 3-4 (Thu-Fri), 2012

Place: Aalto Otaniemi campus (Map of Otaniemi), Main Building, Otakaari 1

Lecture hall: M, 1st floor. The nearest entrance is staircase M, at the north-east end of the main building.


Brain Research Unit, O.V. Lounasmaa Laboratory, Aalto University School of Science

Advanced Magnetic Imaging Centre, Aalto University School of Science

Finnish Graduate School of Neuroscience

Contact person

Simo Vanni, vanni [at]

Register to

Marita Kattelus, marita.kattelus [at], please register by April 26, 2012.


This course is directed to undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs, and more advanced research personnel who are interested in applying functional magnetic resonance imaging in their research. This year we have two lectures about multivariate methods, a rapidly growing field of functional MRI imaging. This is an introductory course, and thus no own experience in brain imaging is required.


Thursday, 3rd May

10.00 Simo Vanni: What is BOLD signal?

10.45 Simo Vanni: Study design

11.30 Lunch

12.30 Linda Henriksson: Image data formats and preprocessing

13.15 Lauri Nurminen: General linear model applied to fMRI analysis I

14.00 Coffee break

14.15 Simo Särkkä, BECS: Physiological noise in fMRI – a signal processing perspective

15.00 Lauri Nummenmaa. Statistical inference

Friday, 4th May

10.00 Simo Vanni: General linear model applied to fMRI analysis II

10.45 Linda Henriksson: Visualization and quantification of fMRI results

11.30 Lunch

12.30 Toni Auranen: MRI @ AMI

13.15 Ville Renvall: Physics of functional MRI

14.00 Coffee break

14.15 Linda Henriksson: Multivariate pattern analysis of fMRI data

15.00 Miika Koskinen: Introduction to machine learning in fMRI analysis