Matlab tutorials for fMRI, statistics and neural networks
Here are links to some online tutorials that I wrote, using
Matlab and Python. The code is designed to be readable, and it contains lots
of comments which explain what is going on. As well as running the code to
see the tutorials in action, look at the code itself to see read the
explanations provided in the comments.
The core focus of course BCS 513 is on how fMRI can be used to ask questions about neural representations and cognitive and perceptual information processing. There is a particular emphasis on neural decoding and multivoxel pattern analysis methods. The course is mostly intended for graduate students, but is also open to interested undergrads.
Most recently taught: Spring 2014.
Probably next taught: Spring 2016.
More information about the class can be found
A full set of downloadable PDFs of course readings and PowerPoint
files of lecture-slides from Spring 2013 can be found here. (To see the complete list, scroll down to the bottom of that Piazza page and click on "Show all resources".)
Video recordings of all the Spring 2013 lectures can be found in this
BCS 508: Cognitive Neuroscience
The aim of BCS 508 is to provide a general introduction
to neuroscientific studies of various aspects of human cognition and
perception, e.g. object-recognition, development, attention, language,
The class consists both of lectures (by me, and also a variety of
guest lecturers from within the department) and also seminar-type
discussions led by the students.
Most recently taught: Winter 2014.
Probably next taught: Winter 2016.
A full set of downloadable PDFs of course readings from Winter 2014 can be found here. (To see the complete list, scroll down to the bottom of that Piazza page and click on "Show all resources".)
BCS 265: Language and the Brain
This undergraduate class will be taught in Spring 2015. Check back here for updates.