There are many important issues that need to be considered when designing an fMRI experiment, at many different levels.
DesignBasics - some ideas on asking the right kinds of scientific questions with fMRI
DesignEfficiency - considerations on how to construct an imaging experiment that has sufficient power
Choosing your MRI acquisition
You'll probably use our [:ImagingSequences:default MRI sequences]. However, you might want to use another protocol (for example, to change the number of slices) but you must discuss it with the Radiographers. If you're doing anything exotic, you should also contact the Physicists (Marta, Stefan or Rhodri).
[:UnderstandingFmri:Learning about the physics of fMRI]
[:TipsForDataAcquisition:Tips for data acquisition]
[:TipsForSuccessfulScanning:Tips for successful scanning]
For stimulus delivery on the CBU scanner see the MRI facility wiki pages - CbuStimulusDelivery
ScanProtocols - CBU defaut imaging protocols
[wiki:WritingStimulusDeliveryPrograms Writing stimulus delivery programs]
[wiki:ScannerSync Using scanner sync] to synchronise your stimulus delivery program with the scanner
Try the [:StudentForum:student forum for helpful tips]