Sundays 12:00-14:00, Room 401, Bldg #35
This course is intended to give undergraduate students a solid foundation in using Matlab for research purposes. After learning the basics of writing code in Matlab, the course will focus on building simple experiments and performing simple analyses of behavioral, MRI and EEG data. The course is taught in a computer lab and students without previous experience are expected to spend 1-2 hours every week performing exercises at home. The grade will be based on 10 assignments that will be handed in during the semester (each will account for 2% of the final grade) and a final exam that will account for 80% of the grade.
Attendance in 80% of the classes and lab sessions is obligatory.
Except for class, students will sign up for one of the following lab sessions:
1. Monday 10-12, room 403, Building 35.
2. Wednesday 12-14, room 403, Building 35.
There are no scheduled office hours. If you need help, please contact the TAs by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Instructions for how to hand in your homework assignments can be found here.
A good way to learn the basics is by following this guide written by Prof. Antonia Hamilton from UCL – PDF
Lesson 1: Basics, vectors, matrices, punctuation, and indexing – Class files
Lesson 2: Basic math, logical operators, basic functions, and basic graphs – Class files
Lesson 3: Basic scripting and flow control – Class files
Lesson 4: Functions and structures – Class files
Lesson 5: Figures – Class files
Lesson 6: Handling files, importing, and exporting – Class files
Lesson 7: Manipulating Images – Class files
Lesson 8: Building a visual experiment – Class files
Lesson 9: Analyzing behavioral data from visual experiment – Class files
Lesson 10: Basic EEG analysis – Class files
Lesson 11: Visual categories EEG experiment – Class files
Lesson 12: Visual motion fMRI experiment - In the Moodle website