FieldTrip workshop in Parma
Dipartimento di Neuroscienze - Sezione di Fisiologia, Universitá degli Studi di Parma
Via Volturno 39, Parma, Italia
April 28th ‐ 30th 2014
Diego Lozano-Soldevilla and Arjen Stolk will be lecturing and tutoring.
Sebo Uithol is the host and local organizer
Monday April 28th
- Session I
- 9:45 Registration, coffee, opening remarks
- 10:05 – 11:00 Lecture: An introduction to the MEG and the FieldTrip toolbox
- 11:00 – 11:15 Coffee Break
- 11:15 – 12:45 Hands-on: Getting started with event-related fields
- 12:45 – 13:45 Lunch
- Session II
- 13:45 – 14:45 Lecture: Fundamentals of neuronal oscillations and synchrony
- 14:45 – 15:00 Coffee Break
- 15:00 – 16:45 Hands-on: Time-frequency analysis of power
- 16:45 – 17:30 Wrap-up-the-day: “Ask the experts” session
Tuesday April 29th
- Session III
- 10:00 – 11:00 Lecture: Beamformer techniques for source reconstruction
- 11:00 – 11:15 Coffee break
- 11:15 – 13:00 Hands-on: Identifying oscillatory sources using beamformer techniques
- 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
- Session IV
- 14:00 – 15:15 Lecture: Non-parametric randomization techniques
- 15:15 – 15:30 Coffee break
- 15:30 – 17:15 Hands-on: Parametric and non-parametric statistics on event related fields
- 17:15 – 18:00 Wrap-up-the-day: “Ask the experts” session
- 20:00 Workshop Dinner @ ???
Wednesday April 30th
- Session V
- 10:00 – 13:00 FieldTrip playground
Installing FieldTrip and Tutorial preparation
For the hands-on sessions you have to start MATLAB. To ensure that everything runs smooth, we will work with a clean and well-tested version of fieldtrip that is distributed on a USB stick, rather than the version you might already have installed. (If you have a FieldTrip version dating from sometime in the last few weeks, that should be fine.) Importantly, the tutorial data does not have to be downloaded but will also be distributed on the USB stick.
- Copy the complete contents of the USB stick to your computer.
- Unzip the fieldtrip-xxxxxxxx.zip file.
- Put all the data files in a directory called 'tutorial' (or something else you'll remember).
After copying all files to your computer and unzipping then, you start MATLAB. To ensure that the right version of fieldtrip is used, and not another version (such as the one included in SPM or EEGLAB), you type in the MATLAB command window
restoredefaultpath cd path_to_directory/Fieldtrip-xxxxxxxx addpath(pwd) ft_defaults
Please do NOT add fieldtrip with all subdirectories, subdirectories will be added automatically when needed, and only when needed.
The restoredefaultpath command clears your path, keeping only the official MATLAB toolboxes. The addpath(pwd) statement adds the present working directory, i.e. the directory containing the fieldtrip main functions. The ft_defaults command ensures that all required subdirectories are added to the path.
If you get the error “can't find the command ft_defaults” you should check the present working directory.
After installing fieldtrip to your path, you change into the tutorial directory