Forschungsschwerpunkt Translationale Neurowissenschaften Mainz

Methods course

In the winter term 2016 there are several courses at the NIC:

1. Course on invasive and non-invasive brain stimulation methods

In this seminar we will present an introduction to the different modalities like transcranial magnetic (TMS)
and direct current stimulation (tDCS), as well as invasive stimulation techniques like deep
brain stimulation (DBS). We will discuss the different applications of these techniques within
the existing theoretical background and will provide algorithms for the use of these methods
in research and clinical practice.

Language:   English

Dates:     17.11.16 and 18.11.16

Max. number of participants: 10



In the summer term 2017 there will be the following courses:

1. Introductory course on methods for designing and analyzing human MRI studies

This 4-day course combines theory (morning lectures) and practical PC sessions in small groups (afternoon). A detailed program can be found here


  • get an overview of human MRI applications with a focus on functional imaging
  • understand the basic principles of fMRI design and analysis
  • be prepared for in-depth methods courses elsewhere (e.g., Hamburg or London SPM course)

Language: English

Dates:  28.3.-31.3.17

Max. number of participants: 16



2. Matlab-course for beginners

This basic 3-day course combines theory and practical PC sessions on matlab programming.

Day 1: Basic introduction to the matlab environment

Day 2: Basics of the matlab programming language (data types, loops, scripts, …)

Day 3: Data analyses and figure plotting

Language:   English

Dates:          8.-10.8.2017

Max. number of participants: 12



3. Presentation-Course

This course is a 2-day introduction to programming stimulus delivery scripts using Neurobehavioral Systems Presentation.

Language:   English

Dates:          June 2017

Max. number of participants: 10




14. September 2017
NIC meeting
Christian Paret (Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim) will give a talk on “Real-time fMRI neurofeedback from the amygdala: Feasibility, clinical application and brain mechanisms” in the NIC meeting on Thursday, September 14th....more
24. August 2017
NIC meeting
Dr. Til Ole Bergmann (University of Tübingen) will be guest speaker in the NIC meeting on Thursday, August 24th. His talk: “On the function of neuronal oscillations – insights from transcranial brain stimulation and multimodal imaging” will be at noon in the seminar room in building 701....more
13. July 2017
NIC meeting
Philipp Horstmann (Psychiatry, Mainz) will present the current status of the MRI study investigating the influence of prg-1 (plasticity related gene) genotype on brain morphology and function in the NIC meeting on July 13th. The NIC meetings starts at 12:00 in the seminar room in building 701!...more