Laminar fMRI Course

October 2-5 2023 @ Martinos Center in Boston, MA 

The combination of ultra-high field (7 Tesla and above) imaging with increasingly sophisticated data analysis tools has led to a surge of research using functional MRI acquisitions to examine the behavior of individual cortical layers of the brain.  This course will focus on teaching the acquisition and analysis tools needed to contribute to this research.    

Content: 4 days of hands-on training on laminar fMRI
day 1: introduction to laminar fMRI & basic data acquisition,
day 2: data preprocessing and analysis,
day 3: interpretation and modeling,
day 4: advanced applications and future directions

Organizers: Jonathan Polimeni [course director],
Anna Blazejewska, Laurentius (Renzo) Huber & Robert Savoy

Speakers: Peter Bandettini, Kamil Uludag, Doug Greve, Luca Vizioli, Faruk Gulban, Saskia Bollmann, Laurentius (Renzo) Huber, Jonathan Polimeni,
Robert Savoy, Daniel Gomez, Jingyuan Chen, Anna Blazejewska & more


until August 31st, limited number of attendees!

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A reduced rate is available to graduate students with a letter of verification from their department chair. NOTE: MDs and PhDs do not qualify for the graduate student rate and are expected to pay the full fee. However, if a post-doctoral applicant is paying out-of-pocket (rather than the more normal grant-funded or institutionally-funded payment), then a discounted rate is available. We need to receive your tuition payment promptly. Course fees are refundable up to 30 days prior to the session. A $200 fee will be deducted, should you cancel and request a refund between 30 days and 21 days (3 weeks) prior to the start of the program. After that, the tuition can be applied to a future program. Please email with any questions.
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