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NeuroElf Features

While this list might not be complete, it tries to give an overview of what the NeuroElf toolbox can do (and, to some extent, what it cannot do), linking to other wiki pages containing information on how the user can achieve the required tasks with the toolbox.

Next to the purely file-operation (xff class to read and write file formats commonly used in fMRI data analyses) functionality, features can be mainly split into two categories: analysis (which includes any kind of processing and manipulation of data, such as preprocessing, filtering, etc.) and result generation and visualization (which is at the “far end” of the pipeline between coming up with a project/study idea and submitting a paper).

Data analysis

Result generation

Data visualization

  • creating high-resolution slice images (overlaid statistics, montage images) using the Image Montage UI, incl. multi-map overlay and integration into variable background
  • creating high-resolution surface images (overlaid statistics) using the screenshot feature of the NeuroElf GUI satellite window
  • visualizing activation maps as flatmaps using the files created by neuroelf_makefiles and the SMP sampling either via the main GUI or the VMP::CreateSMP method
  • creating high-quality 3D renderings of brains (incl. statistics) using the Rendering UI
  • creating GLM beta bar or scatter plots using the GLM beta plotter feature (supports subject groups and plotting of contrast values)
  • creating trial/event-related averaging plots using the MDM VOI condition average UI
  • flexible time-course plotting using the tcplot function
  • plotting of (conditional) confidence ellipses using the cellipse function

Not (yet) implemented features

  • segmentation (only via SPM's preprocessing)
  • inter-subject normalization (only via SPM's preprocessing)
  • group-based ICA
  • multi-level mediation analysis
  • Granger Causality (network analysis and whole-brain mapping)

Please note, that at the moment I have too little time to develop and/or integrate these features into the toolbox!

neuroelf_features.txt · Last modified: 2011/04/01 22:59 by jochen