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.


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