This is the provisional timetable for MFD, starting on Nov 17th (2004 !). We will meet from 12.30-1.30 in the 4th Floor Seminar room at 12 Queen Square. It is very likely that some of the talks will run over the 1 hr slot, so the dates for the later talks will slip back.

Remember, the aim is to make these topics understandable to people like yourselves, who may know very little about statistics, imaging or SPM. You're not trying to teach experts.

When you are planning you talk, please bear in mind that we've had lots of requests for practical examples. So, if you can please try point out which buttons in SPM relate to the things you are talking about! For some of the topics it would be great to include worked examples, either PET or fMRI, to illustrate what you are describing.

Good Luck!

Julia Hocking

Topic | Proposed Date | |||||

Linear Algebra & Matrices | Mikkel Wallentin | 17th November | Matrix_talk.ppt | |||

F & T tests | Tobias Overath/Matthew Whalley | 24th November | Ft-tests.ppt | |||

Correlation & Regression | Davina Bristow/Angela Quayle | 1st December | Corr-and-Regress.ppt | |||

GLM | Dean Mobbs/Elliot Freeman | 8th December | GLM_fMRI.ppt | |||

Bayes for Beginners | Marta Garrido/Velia Cardin | 15th December | bayes_final.ppt | |||

Overview of what comes next | Julia Hocking | 12th January | overview.ppt | |||

Overview of SPM2, from buttons to code | Domenica Bueti/Eamonn Walsh | 19th January | buttons1.ppt | |||

Study design & efficency | Margarita Sarri/Hugo Spiers | 26th January | efficiency.ppt | |||

What are we measuring in fMRI & PET? | Jack Kelly/Caroline Catmur | 9th February | measuring.ppt | |||

Preprocessing | Suparna Choudhury/Pierre Krolak-Salmon | TBA | ||||

Spatial smoothing & multiple comparisons | Sven Bestmann/Neil Harrison | 23rd February | smoothing.ppt | |||

Contrasts & Inference | Beatriz Calvo/Joy Geng | 2nd March | con_and_inf.ppt | |||

Contrasts & Basis functions | Martha Turner/Iroise Dumontheil | 9th March | contrasts.ppt | |||

Intro to connectivity | Petra Vetter/Marcus Gray | 23rd March | connectivity_intro.ppt | |||

DCM theory | Burkhard Pleger/Richard Sylvester | 30th March | DCM_theory_1.ppt | DCM_theory_2.ppt | ||

DCM practice | Manolo Carreiras/Helmut Laufs | 6th April | DCM_practice.ppt | |||

Covariance, autocorrelation & non-sphericity | Bahador Bahrami/Su Watkins | 20th April | nonsphericity.ppt | |||

VBM | Henrik Ehrsson/Benedetto De Martino | 27th April | ||||

Linear Hierarchical Models | Corinne Jola/Georgia Silani | 4th May | hier1.ppt | hier2.ppt | ||

Preprocessing | Suparna Choudhury/Pierre Krolak-Salmon | 11th May | ||||

SPM meets SPSS | Dharsh Kumaran/Serge Pinto | 18th May | ||||

Batch, short cuts & trouble shooting | Klaas Stephan | 25th May | ||||