New MEG Course: Capturing Brain Dynamics


Dr. KC Lee's course  - SPHSC 594 - represents the first course on MEG technology to be taught in the U.S.  Curriculum not only focuses on MEG-related subject matter, but is also intended to reinforce the unique opportunity MEG technology offers in fostering interdisciplinary research and collaboration. 

Course Description

This course introduces students to an emerging neuroimaging technique known as magnetoencephalography (MEG) that is specifically suitable for capturing the dynamics of our brain.

 Understanding brain dynamics involved in many perception and cognitive tasks is of particular interest to the fields of speech & hearing, psychology, as well as linguistics. In engineering, the understanding of how our brain dynamics can be used to interact with machines strongly influences the future design of devices using a brain computer interface.

The aim of this course is to foster an interdisciplinary environment such that students from neuroscience and engineering backgrounds can develop fruitful collaborative approaches to advance our understanding of brain dynamics using MEG.

Learning Objectives

1. To develop a working knowledge of the fundamentals of MEG such that you may incorporate this powerful tool in your future research endeavors.

2. To obtain a basic understanding of processing techniques or fundamental neuroscience concepts that are not traditionally taught in your field of study.

3. To effectively communicate with your classmates from other disciplines by leading tutorials explaining concepts in your field that are important to the overall understanding or interpretation of brain dynamics.

4. To formulate and effectively communicate new research ideas that incorporate the use of MEG in a collaborative, interdisciplinary setting.

For More Information

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Download the full course description.

View the course website (Requires UW netID)

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