What are neuroimaging meta-analytic procedures?

Epidemiol Psychiatr Sci. 2013 Jun;22(2):121-3. doi: 10.1017/S204579601300005X. Epub 2013 Feb 12.


Activation likelihood estimation (ALE) meta-analyses allow investigators to integrate the results of multiple neuroimaging studies, potentially yielding novel results that may not have been evident in the individual studies. Here, we provide a brief, introductory description of ALE methods for readers without extensive expertise in neuroimaging.

MeSH terms

  • Brain Mapping
  • Brain*
  • Humans
  • Likelihood Functions*
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Neuroimaging