Background

These data and tutorials are part of a long-term initiative to develop an open-access online source for teaching of fMRI Data Analysis. The initiative stems from over 15 years of teaching of Psychology 9223: Neuroimaging of Cognition by Prof. Jody Culham at the Western University

Tutorials utilize a free educational version of Brain Voyager (for Mac, PC or Unix/Linux) that works with the teaching data set. http://www.brainvoyager.com/  Brain Voyager offers an intuitive GUI-based cross-platform interface (for Mac, PC or Unix/Linux) that facilitates data exploration. Nevertheless, emphasis is on concepts that generalize across software platforms. We gratefully acknowledge support from the Brain Voyager development team, particularly Rainer Goebel and Armin Heinecke.

Programmer Kevin Stubbs provided invaluable help in data processing and troubleshooting. MRI Facility Manager Joe Gati, MR technologist Scott Charlton, and Sr. MRI Research Technologist Trevor Szekeres advised on data collection. Tutorial development benefitted from contributions from earlier ad hoc tutorials developed by previous 9223 teaching assistants: Ken Valyear, Samantha Podrabarec, Scott Macdonald, Ed O’Neil and Ethan Jackson. It also benefitted from example tutorials developed by the Psychology 9223 class of Fall 2017 & 2018.  We hope that future students and collaborators will help us improve and extend the tutorials.