Department of Psychology Title The Ohio State University

Psychology 5425

Introduction to Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging

A general introduction to the physical bases of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), the physiological bases and principles of functional MRI, MRI related safety issues, design and analysis of fMRI experiments, and the operation of the Siemens 3T Trio sys


Credit Hours: 3


Graduate standing, or permission of the instructor.

Meets the following Psychology Major Goals:


Knowledge Base in Psychology

  • Describe key concepts, principles, & overarching themes in psychology
  • Describe applications of psychology


Scientific Inquiry & Critical Thinking

  • Use scientific reasoning to interpret psychological phenomena
  • Demonstrate psychology information literacy
  • Engage in innovative & integrative thinking & problem solving


Ethical & Social Responsibility in a Diverse World

  • Apply ethical standards to evaluate psychological science & practice
  • Build & enhance personal relationships
  • Adopt values that build community at local, national, & global levels



  • Demonstrate effective writing for different purposes
  • Interact effectively with others


Professional Development

  • Apply psychological content & skills to career goals
  • Exhibit self-efficacy & self-regulation
  • Refine project-management skills

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