EEG and MEG data analysis in SPM8

Comput Intell Neurosci. 2011;2011:852961. doi: 10.1155/2011/852961. Epub 2011 Mar 6.

Abstract

SPM is a free and open source software written in MATLAB (The MathWorks, Inc.). In addition to standard M/EEG preprocessing, we presently offer three main analysis tools: (i) statistical analysis of scalp-maps, time-frequency images, and volumetric 3D source reconstruction images based on the general linear model, with correction for multiple comparisons using random field theory; (ii) Bayesian M/EEG source reconstruction, including support for group studies, simultaneous EEG and MEG, and fMRI priors; (iii) dynamic causal modelling (DCM), an approach combining neural modelling with data analysis for which there are several variants dealing with evoked responses, steady state responses (power spectra and cross-spectra), induced responses, and phase coupling. SPM8 is integrated with the FieldTrip toolbox , making it possible for users to combine a variety of standard analysis methods with new schemes implemented in SPM and build custom analysis tools using powerful graphical user interface (GUI) and batching tools.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Bayes Theorem
  • Brain / anatomy & histology
  • Brain / physiology*
  • Brain Mapping*
  • Computer Simulation
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Electroencephalography / methods*
  • Humans
  • Image Processing, Computer-Assisted / methods*
  • Magnetoencephalography / methods*
  • Models, Neurological
  • Software
  • Time Factors