Schedule:  Short Course on:



Statistical Parametric Mapping 2008

(Presented by the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging)


May 15 (Thurs) - 17 (Sat) 2008


The course will present instruction on the analysis and characterisation of functional imaging

data. This includes the following modalities: functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), Electro-encephalography (EEG) and Magneto-encephalography (MEG).The three-day course will be divided into theoretical sessions covering experimental design and statistical inference and practical sessions in which SPM will be used to analyse exemplar data sets. 



Thursday 15th May                   Theoretical sessions 


9.30   -  9.45      Introduction and Overview Introduction.ppt

Karl Friston


9.45   - 10.45     Image Registration SPM8slides_image_registration.ppt

John Ashburner




11.00  - 11.45    The General Linear Model Klaas_GLM.ppt

Klaas Stephan


11.45  - 12.30    Contrasts and Classical Inference contrast08_fil.ppt 

Jean-Baptiste Poline




13.30 -  14.00    Group Analysis group.ppt

Will Penny


14.00 -  14.45    Random Field Theory ParamThresh.ppt, NonparamThres.ppt

Tom Nichols




Practical sessions


15.15  -  16.15   Introduction to spatial processing

John Ashburner and Guillaume Flandin


16.15  -  17.00   Introduction to fMRI analysis

Hanneke Den Ouden and Christophe Phillips


17.00  -  18.00   Clinic

                        Karl Friston





Friday 16th May                       Theoretical sessions 



09.30 –  10.15   Experimental design Experimental_design.ppt

                        Christian Ruff


10.15  -  11.00   Event-related fMRI Event-related-fMRI-08.ppt

Rik Henson




11.15  - 11.45    Bayesian Inference Bayes.ppt

Jean Daunizeau


11.45  -  12.30   EEG/MEG Source Localisation SourceRecons_SPMcourse08_JM.ppt

Jeremie Mattout and Christophe Phillips




13.30 – 14.00    Dynamic Causal Modelling for fMRI

                        Andre Marreiros


14.00 – 14.30    Dynamic Causal Modelling for ERP/ERFs DCM_MEEG_sk.ppt

Stefan Kiebel



Practical sessions



14.30  -  15.30   Event-related fMRI analysis slides_face_dataset.ppt

                        Tom Nichols and Guillaume Flandin




16.00  -  16.30   Dynamic Causal Modelling for fMRI

                        Hanneke Den Ouden and Andre Marreiros


16.30  -  17.00   Dynamic Causal Modelling for ERP/ERFs DCM_MEEG_practical_sk.ppt

                        Stefan Kiebel and Rosalyn Moran


17.00  -  18.00   Clinic

                        Karl Friston



















Saturday 17th May                   Practical sessions



10.00  -  10.30   Introduction to practical sessions resources.ppt

                        Will Penny



10.30 – 3.30      Parallel practical sessions

These sessions will cover the following topics:



                                    SPM8 Batch Interface

Volkmar Glauche and James Kilner


Voxel-based Morphometry

John Ashburner and Carlton Chu


Basic analysis of fMRI

Guillaume Flandin and Sara Bengtsson


Basic analysis of fMRI/PET

Christophe Phillips and Justin Chumbley


Advanced analysis of fMRI

Christian Ruff and Rosalyn Moran


Advanced analysis of fMRI

Will Penny and Maria Joao


Dynamic Causal Modelling for fMRI

Klaas Stephan and Steve Fleming


Dynamic Causal Modelling for fMRI

Lee Harrison and Andre Marreiros


M/EEG analysis

Stefan Kiebel, Vladimir Litvak and Jeremie Mattout




15.30 – 16.00    Coffee


16.00 – 17.00    Summary session

(Group representatives to give mini-presentations on what they’ve learnt)

Karl Friston