HUMAN BRAIN READING USING FUNCTIONAL MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING (fMRI): Prof. Jie Huang, Radiology, Thursdays, 4:10-5:20pm, 139 Radiology open to 2nd year undergraduate students only


This research seminar will guide students in learning the principals involved in functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and the software used for analyzing fMRI data. The goal of the project is to allow a team to design and implement an fMRI experiment to compare brain activation among reading stories, solving math problems and viewing pictures. The cortical activation patterns will be used to establish a measure, and then the measure will be used to determine what tasks (reading stories or solving math problems or viewing pictures) the brain performed, providing a means of human brain reading.