Analyzing and Understanding fMRI data

 ...for brilliant people who have never done it before 
(aka "dummies")


A typical day in an imaging lab.
As a recent PhD who is relatively new to the field of neuroimaging, I have quickly realized how overwhelming it can be. The steps to analyzing and understanding fMRI data are very complicated and thus can easily be confused or forgotten, especially for beginners. So, as I have been learning the tricks of the trade, I began to create short documents listing the steps needed for a few basic imaging analyses as well as understanding basic imaging principles. I started naming them all "for dummies," as they are guides for beginners; however, as a colleague pointed out, no one in this field is a dummy (even though you may sometimes feel that way).

My labmates and I have found these documents helpful at times, so I thought I would post them here as a resource for others starting out in neuroimaging. Note that they are all considered still in progress; I will update them (and probably add more) as I continue to learn. Feel free to provide feedback or comments!

The "for dummies" guides I currently have are:
  • Analyzing phasic retinotopy data using Freesurfer
  • Analyzing experimental data in FSL
  • Understanding the blood oxygen level-dependent (BOLD) signal
  • Understanding the general linear model (GLM)
  • Eye tracking (using Eyelink 1000) during imaging experiments
These are all available for download below. Enjoy!

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