The 2019 Experimental fMRI Seminar
The 2019 Experimental fMRI Seminar was held at Kokoro Research Center’s MRI Laboratory on August 19 and 20, 2019.
These seminars have been held annually since 2013 to provide Kyoto University students and researchers an opportunity to learn first-hand about functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Eleven students from the departments of Education, Integrated Human Studies, and Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability participated in this year’s seminar.
The seminar was organized Dr. Nobuhito Abe, Dr. Yoshiyuki Ueda, Dr. Ryusuke Nakai, Dr. Kuniaki Yanagisawa and Dr. Kohei Asano, who gave lectures about how to use fMRI in experimental research. The attendees learned the basics of fMRI and functional brain imaging studies, and were given the opportunity to use a fMRI machine to analyze brain activation during hand movement. The seminar concluded with a discussion and Q&A session.