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DIRP Scientific and Statistical Computing Core - Current Projects

  • Development of complex ANOVA methods and software for analysis of images from intricate FMRI studies involving multiple/nested classes of subjects and tasks
  • Development of tools to support the new NIfTI-1 volumetric image format, created in collaboration with BrainVoyager, FSL, SPM, and other FMRI software developers under the aegis of the NIMH and NINDS extramural programs; this improvement will be a big step forwards for interoperability of the various brain image data analysis packages
  • Creation and implementation of cortical-surface based analysis and visualization tools, including surface-based intersubject FMRI analyses
  • Software for diffusion ‘tensor’ imaging analysis and display
  • Extension of the FMRI time series regression code to allow finer control over the statistical tests being performed on the results complicated deconvolution models
  • Real-time image acquisition into AFNI on the new GE Excite platform (a capability that was lost with the recent MRI scanner upgrades)
  • Improved automatic ‘skull stripping’ and Talairach-ization of brain images