This article describes the feasibility of implementing a functional
magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) laboratory course at an undergraduate-
focused institution without internal scanning facilities.
I discuss how to incorporate specific functional brain imaging
topics into lectures, how to design and implement laboratory sessions
that allow students to analyze existing fMRI data sets, and
how to incorporate empirical research projects involving novel
fMRI data collection into the course through collaborations with
researchers at larger institutions. This type of course is possible at
virtually any institution and provides an excellent opportunity for
advanced undergraduate students to gain first-hand research experience
in cognitive neuroscience.