Neuroimaging and neuromodulation techniques in cognitive neuroscience a.y. 2021/22
This course aims to provide a technical introduction to different methodological approaches used in cognitive neurosciences to investigate the neural bases of cognitive processing, and particularly functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI, VBM) and neurostimulation [Transcranial Electrical Stimulation (tES) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)]. The course will be mostly based on self-directed learning: after a minimal theoretical introduction to each of these techniques and their main potential pitfalls, attendees will be required to autonomously find solutions and develop analytic skills, for instance on related support-forums and mailing-list (e.g. https://www.fil.ion.ucl.ac.uk/spm/support/), also outside the classroom. Attendance is suggested to students willing to put considerable efforts in developing technical skills in the field of cognitive neuroscience.
SPM (Statistical Parametric Mapping) website: https://www.fil.ion.ucl.ac.uk/spm/
and particularly the Documentation section: https://www.fil.ion.ucl.ac.uk/spm/doc/
and the email-list section: https://www.fil.ion.ucl.ac.uk/spm/support/
Huang, Y., Datta, A., Bikson, M., & Parra, L. C. (2019). Realistic volumetric-approach to simulate transcranial electric stimulation—ROAST—a fully automated open-source pipeline. Journal of Neural Engineering, 16(5), 056006. https://doi.org/10.1088/1741-2552/ab208d
Introductory book on TMS:
Leite, J., Simis, M., Carvalho, S., Fregni, F. Chapter 134 - Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation,
Editor(s): Elliot S. Krames, P. Hunter Peckham, Ali R. Rezai, Neuromodulation (Second Edition), Academic Press, 2018, Pages 1577-1587, ISBN 9780128053539, https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-805353-9.00134-0.
On Motor-evoked potentials (MEPs):
For analysis of MEPs:
Veta, toolbox for EMG visualization and processing https://github.com/greenhouselab/Veta
Belardinelli, P., Biabani, M., Blumberger, D. M., Bortoletto, M., Casarotto, S., David, O., … Ilmoniemi, R. J. (2019). Reproducibility in TMS–EEG studies: A call for data sharing, standard procedures and effective experimental control. Brain Stimulation, 12(3), 787–790. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brs.2019.01.010
The evaluation will be based on participation to the laboratory activities.
Professore Associato di Psicobiologia e Psicologia fisiologica
Ricercatrice Senior in Psicobiologia e Psicologia Fisiologica
Ciclo : XXXV, XXXVI, XXXVII
Tipologia corso : Tipo c
Periodo: Semestre II
Anno accademico: 2021-2022
Luogo : Aula 1, Marelli
Durata : 36 ore