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: four 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

detailed schedule (PDF)


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

Course Faculty: Peter Bandettini, Anna Blazejewska, Saskia Bollmann, Jingyuan Chen, Anna Devor, Jozien Goense, Daniel Gomez, Doug Greve, Faruk Gulban, Laurentius (Renzo) Huber, A. Tyler Morgan, David Norris*, Jonathan Polimeni, Robert Savoy, Kamil Uludag, Divya Varadarajan, Luca Vizioli

(*: remote lecturer)

Moderator: A. Tyler Morgan

Registration is now closed.

The course will be offered in-person, onsite at the Martinos Center, however there is a remote option available. Remote attendees will have ample opportunities to post questions and interact with course participants and faculty. This includes Zoom Q&A, dedicated Slack channels throughout the courses, etc.

Refund Policy:
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.