Giulia Mattavelli; Chiara Crespi; Claudia Gianelli
Methods in Cognitive neuroscience: fMRI, EEG, TMS, DTI (a.y. 2019/20)
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: a) functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI, VBM, DTI); b) electroencephalography (EEG); neurostimulation (Transcranial Electrical Stimulation (tES) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) with neuro-navigation. 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.
Prof. Canessa (24 hours):
8, 15, and 22 June 2020, h. 9-13,
6, 13 and 20 July 2020, h. 9-13.
Dott.ssa Crespi (10 hours):
9 June 2020, h. 10-13,
17 June 2020, h. 10-13,
24 June 2020, h. 9-13.
Dott.ssa Gianelli (10 hours):
8 September 2020, h 10-13,
9 September 2020, h 9,30 -13,30,
11 September 2020,: h 10-13.
Dott.ssa Mattavelli (14 hours):
15 September 2020, h 9,30 -13,30,
16 September 2020, h 10 -13,
22 September 2020, h 9,30 - 13,30,
23 September 2020, h 10 -13.
SPM (Statistical Parametric Mapping) website:
and particularly the Documentation section:
and the email-list section:
MRIcron software page (dicom2nifti program): https://www.nitrc.org/projects/mricro
FSL toolbox overview (Diffusion MRI tools): https://fsl.fmrib.ox.ac.uk/fsl/fslwiki/FslOvervie
Eeglab, Matlab Toolbox
Fieldtrip, Matlab Toolbox
On Electrical Neuroimaging (ask CG):
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 (ask CG):
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
Associate Professor in Psychobiology and Physiological Psychology
Senior Researcher of Psychobiology and Physiological Psychology
Cycle : XXXIII, XXXIV, XXXV
Course type : Type c
Period: Semester II
Academic year: 2019-2020
Place : Classroom 1-17
Duration : 48 hours