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Neuroinformatics database

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BrainMap is a neuroinformatics database with results from neuroimaging studies in the form of Talairach coordinates. The database is available from

As of March 2009 it contains data from 1728 studies. Most of these are PET and fMRI, though there are a few MEG studies.

Sleuth, GingerALE and Scribe are three programs associated with the database. Sleuth is for searching and plotting coordinates, GingerALE for coordinate-based meta-analysis and Scribe is a data entry program. They are all written in Java.

The older version of the BrainMap database used a CGI script for Web-based access.[1]

Note that there is a Web site called which is not associated with BrainMap.


[edit] Coding scheme

The BrainMap coding scheme is described in a 2005 paper.[2] and the data is available in a spreadsheet:

The Experiment in BrainMap is described by different fields. The Behaviour domain field has the following high-level options:

  1. Action
  2. Cognition
  3. Emotion
  4. Interoception
  5. Perception
  6. Pharmacology

The paradigm part of the coding scheme form the basis for CogPO.

[edit] The .ent file

BrainMap and the Scribe program can store the individual papers and their content in an ent file which contains a Java-stream of a "HashTable". It is possible to read that with Java in a Matlab program. Example ent files are available from the BrainMap homepage [2].

[edit] Paper

  1. BrainMap: a database of human functional brain mapping
  2. Mapping context and content: the BrainMap model
  3. Metaanalytic connectivity modeling: delineating the functional connectivity of the human amygdala
  4. The BrainMap strategy for standardization, sharing, and meta-analysis of neuroimaging data
  5. The social evolution of a human brain mapping database

[edit] References

  1. T. Ganslandt, M. Stewart, G. Davis, Jack L. Lancaster, Peter T. Fox(1996). "Connecting the BrainMap Database to the World Wide Web". Pages 892 in Proceedings of the AMIA Annual Fall Symposium. [1]
  2. Peter T. Fox, Angela R. Laird, Sarabeth P. Fox, Mickle Fox, Angela M. Uecker, Michelle Crank, Sandra F. Koening, Jack L. Lancaster (2005). "BrainMap taxonomy of experimental design: description and evaluation". Human Brain Mapping 25: 185-198.
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