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Front Neurosci. 2019 Feb 8;13:76. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2019.00076. eCollection 2019.

MEG/EEG Group Analysis With Brainstorm.

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McConnell Brain Imaging Centre, Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada.
INSERM U1216 Grenoble Institut des Neurosciences (GIN), Grenoble, France.
Grenoble Institut des Neurosciences, Université Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble, France.
Center for Biomedical Technology, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain.
Biomedical Image Technologies, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and CIBER-BBN, Madrid, Spain.
Epilepsy Center, Neurological Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, United States.
McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States.
Signal and Image Processing Institute, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, United States.


Brainstorm is a free, open-source Matlab and Java application for multimodal electrophysiology data analytics and source imaging [primarily MEG, EEG and depth recordings, and integration with MRI and functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS)]. We also provide a free, platform-independent executable version to users without a commercial Matlab license. Brainstorm has a rich and intuitive graphical user interface, which facilitates learning and augments productivity for a wider range of neuroscience users with little or no knowledge of scientific coding and scripting. Yet, it can also be used as a powerful scripting tool for reproducible and shareable batch processing of (large) data volumes. This article describes these Brainstorm interactive and scripted features via illustration through the complete analysis of group data from 16 participants in a MEG vision study.


brain imaging data structure (BIDS); electroencephalography (EEG); good practice; group analysis; magnetoencephalography (MEG); open data; open source; reproducibility

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