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Getting Started Guide

We recommend that users new to BrainVoyager QX start with working through the Getting Started Guide (GSG) to learn about the most important basic analysis tools. To download the GSG, click on the link below. After downloading the file, unzip it to get the contained PDF document. If you can not open the PDF file, download the free Acrobat Reader. The Getting Started Guide 2.13 matches version 2.8 of BrainVoyager QX but can be also used for BrainVoyager 20.0.

BVQXGettingStartedGuide_v2.13.pdf (14.8 MB)
Overview Publication

The papers below may be helpful to get a general overview of standard as well as advanced features of BrainVoyager QX.

Goebel, R. (2012).
BrainVoyager - Past, Present, Future


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User's Guide

The "BrainVoyager User's Guide" provides an in-depth explanation of all major features of the software. It is available from BrainVoyager by clicking on the “User’s Guide” icon in the main toolbar or by clicking the "User's Guide" item in the "Help" menu. You may also view the User's Guide online by following this link:

Online User's Guide

Referencing BrainVoyager QX

The "Goebel et. al. (2006)" paper above may be used as a general reference to BrainVoyager QX in your publication. In the "Methods" section, you can write something like this:

"BrainVoyager QX [version number] (Brain Innovation, Maastricht, The Netherlands) was used for fMRI [DTI / EEG / MEG] data analysis (Goebel et. al., 2006)."

In your "References" section, you can then cite the paper as:

Goebel, R., Esposito, F. Formisano, E. (2006). Analysis of functional image analysis contest (FIAC) data with Brainvoyager QX: From single-subject to cortically aligned group general linear model analysis and self-organizing group independent component analysis. Human Brain Mapping, 27, 392-401.
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TMS Neuronavigator Manual

To view or download the BrainVoyager TMS Neuronavigator User Manual, use the link below. Depending on your Internet browser, a simple click on the link will most likely open the guide in the browser window. If you can not open the PDF file, download the free Acrobat Reader. For saving the file to disk, a "Save to disk..." or similar option is usually available in a context menu.


Referencing Specific Features

For citing relevant papers on specific methods (e.g. Granger Causality, ICA, Cortical Thickness Analysis, (functional) CBA, SVM, searchlight, TMS, EEG/MEG), consult the Publications page.

If you have any questions about documentation not answered here, please send an email to support at BrainVoyager dot com.