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FreeSurfer Beginners Guide

FreeSurfer is a freely available software package developed by investigators at the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging used for a number of procedures including:

  1. Creation of computerized models of the brain from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data.
  2. Processing of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data.
  3. Measuring a number of morphometric properties of the brain including cortical thickness and regional volumes.
  4. Intersubject averaging of structural and functional data using a procedure that aligns individuals based on their cortical folding patterns for optimal alignment of homologous neural regions.

Machine Requirements

Data Requirements

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Getting Started

An active e-mail list is available to answer specific questions about processing procedures.

There is also a FAQ

FreeSurferBeginnersGuide (last edited 2014-09-04 16:22:54 by NickSchmansky)