BrainVoyager 20 now available!

A major new release of BrainVoyager is now available with many substantial new features. A first change you might observe is that the name of the software is now simply "BrainVoyager" since the "QX" part - indicating cross-platform availability - is no longer needed since BrainVoyager is known as a cross-platform product since almost 15 years now. BrainVoyager 20 is equivalent to BrainVoyager QX 3 and the latter name will also be used interchangeably for backward compatibility. While BrainVoyager 20 keeps its elegant user interface, a powerful new tool has been introduced to create, manage and document your projects. This data analysis manager tool can be used to create projects and to run basic analysis pipelines in the same way for the data of all subjects of a project. The data manager can be viewed as a batch processing tool to handle experiments no matter how big they are without the need to write scripts. In addition to batch processing, the data manager keeps track of created data and performed analysis steps in a data base providing a persistent overview of the state of all created experiments. BrainVoyager 20 also introduces automatic MNI normalisation of anatomical and functional documents, both via standard dialogs for individual data sets as well as via the new data manager for all subjects of an experiment. Other important new features include representational similarity (RSA) analysis, a new cover-flow like open documents panel and a new zoom view panel. Many enhancement for the analysis of high-resolution sub-millimetre data are available, including a masked VTC-VTC across-run registration tool and improved handling of non-1mm data for cortex-based alignment. Besides many other enhancements, there is now experimental support for an embedded Python interpreter providing an easy and unified alternative to the standard JavaScript scripting and C++ plugin development. For a more detailed description of the new features, please read the BrainVoyager 20 release blog.

Exhibition at 21th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping

f you are attending the HBM conference in Honolulu, Hawaii, stop by at our booth (#116) and you'll meet BrainVoyager experts answering your questions! We are thrilled to show you our upcoming new major release of BrainVoyager that redefines the way in which you manage and analyse your data: Instead of isolated documents, data is stored under experiments, subjects and analysis workflows in a hierarchical manner. Since specified workflows know about the data belonging to an experiment, processing can be performed in the same way for all available subjects of an experiment constituting a powerful batch processing mechanism without the need to write scripts. Furthermore, workflows create detailed reports in HTML and PDF format as a basis for quality assurance and documentation of performed analysis steps. Besides a new data analysis management, BrainVoyager adds many new features and enhancements, including MNI template normalisation, a cover flow like Workspace Panel containing a graphical overview of available (open) documents, a new Zoom View panel allowing detailed inspection of documents and the possibility to edit segmentation VMR documents with full undo/redo functionality. We also show exciting new developments of our real-time fMRI software Turbo-BrainVoyager that greatly help to improve and customise clinical neurofeedback studies. We also demo the latest version of our TMS Neuronavigator product and tell you about other available and upcoming software products.

Exhibition at 20th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM)

If you are attending the OHBM conference in Hamburg, Germany, stop by at our booth (#1/2) and you'll meet BrainVoyager experts answering your questions. We are also thrilled to show you our new products! Version 2.8.2 of our flagship product, BrainVoyaer QX, provides important new features and substantial enhancements including population receptive field (pRF) estimation and new analysis tools for high-field (7+ Tesla) fMRI analysis of layers and columns. We also show the latest version (3.2) of Turbo-BrainVoyager that provides classifier-based neurofeedback as well as new plugins that greatly help in improving and customising clinical neurofeedback studies. Our TMS Neuronavigator product comes with many new features supporting both the ultrasound-based Zebris and NDI optical measurement system. We will also show the latest version of Brain Tutor and how it renders major fibre tracts smoothly on mobile iOS, Android and Windows devices. We will also demonstrate the productivity app BrainStar that lets you explore your own analysed data in an intuitive way turning it into stunning visualisations and informative movies. BrainStar will be released this fall on Mac OS X and iOS 8 and later on Android and Windows Modern UI. If you come to our booth you can also play with a special Brain Tutor version - itself made with BrainStar - that can be controlled with hand and finger gestures using the innovative LEAP Motion device.

Release of BrainVoyager QX 2.8 with new features and enhancements

BrainVoyager QX 2.8 is a substantial update providing many new features, enhancements and bug fixes and is recommended for all users. The new features include population-receptive field (pRF) estimation, multi-linear regression, multi-dimensional scaling and adaptive smoothing. Furthermore, standard (1 mm) and advanced (sub-millimeter) segmentation tools have been integrated and improved. With new "MeshScene" and "Mesh" scripting objects, it is now also possible to morph meshes and to perform cortex-based alignment via script commands. To obtain BrainVoyager QX 2.8, go to the Downloads page and select the appropriate version for your operating system (Windows, Mac or Linux).

Exhibition at 19th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM)

If you are attending the OHBM conference in Seattle, USA, stop by at our booth (#207/209) and you'll meet BrainVoyager experts answering your questions. We are also thrilled to show you our new products! Version 2.8 of our flagship product, BrainVoyaer QX, provides important new features and substantial enhancements, including population receptive field (pRF) estimation, multivariate linear regression, multi-dimensional scaling similarity analysis, improved segmentation tools and so much more. We also show the latest version (3.2) of Turbo-BrainVoyager that provides classifier-based neurofeedback and many other enhancements. Our TMS Neuronavigator product comes with many new features and now also works with the NDI optical measurement system. We will also show the latest version of Brain Tutor that now also includes visualisations of major fibre tracts. The new Brain Tutor will be released soon on desktop and iOS phones and tablets as well as on Android devices later this year. You will be blown away by our upcoming product, Brain Star. This new program lets you explore analysed data in an intuitive way and produces stunning visualisations and informative movies. It will be first released on Mac OS X and iOS synchronising your data via iCloud. This allows you to explore your brain imaging data on your desktop and to continue on your phone/tablet or vice versa. You can even make interactive educational tools like Brain Tutor using your own regions-of-interest and custom text informations.

Release of BrainVoyager QX 2.6 with new features and enhancements

BrainVoyager QX 2.6 is a substantial update providing many new features, enhancements and bug fixes and is recommended for all users. The new features include improvements of cortex-based alignment, most notably the addition of functionally constraint CBA (fCBA), creation of sulcal depth maps in volume space and on surface meshes, SVM and MANOVA searchlight mapping, and the introduction of OpenCL-accelated calculations. Also the EMEG tools have been substantially enhanced allowing realistic head modelling based on the OpenMEG library. Two new plugins can be used to analyse aterial spin labelling (ASL) data. To get BrainVoyager QX 2.6, go to the Downloads page and select the appropriate version for your operating system.

Release of BrainVoyager QX 2.4 with new features and enhancements

BrainVoyager QX 2.4 is a major update providing many new features, enhancements and bug fixes and is recommended for all users. The new features include automatic Talairach transformation, calculation and visualization of shortest paths on folded meshes, a new EPI distortion plugin and support for topographic analysis of fMRI data with very high (sub-millimeter) spatial resolution at multiple cortical depth levels. It also provides substantial enhancements including improved handling of serial correlations in fMRI data (AR(2) model), better time course normalization for improved second-level statistical analysis and a General Least Squares (GLS) modeling tool. The EMEG tools have been substantially enhanced including a channel configuration editor, a novel technique to remove BCG artifacts from simultaneous EEG-fMRI measurements and tools for the selection of temporal ICA components. To get BrainVoyager QX 2.4, go to the Downloads page and select the appropriate version for your operating system.

Exhibition at Human Brain Mapping Conference in Quebec City, Canada

If you are attending the Human Brain Mapping Conference in Quebec, Canada, please come to our booth (number 100/102) and learn about the new features of our software products and the exciting roadmap of new developments. If you are a user of our software, come by to meet BrainVoyager experts to get professional support on all your questions. Besides showing BrainVoyager QX 2.3 and Turbo-BrainVoyager 3.0, we present our roadmap for the 2.x series of BrainVoyager QX including exciting new tools for ultra high field (7+ Tesla) MRI data, for automatic spatial normalization, improved group statistics, even faster processing using GPU power and the new Analysis Assistant helping you to organize and document your work. You can also ask for a demo of the upcoming Neurolator 3D software package allowing to model and predict neuroimaging data in a common brain space. If you are using functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), you may also be interested in a demo of the upcoming Satori software package supporting offline and real-time GLM and SVM classifier analyses. You will also be thrilled to learn about our current development of new iPhone and iPad software as well as improvements of the released Brain Tutor software that now also supports visualization of fiber tracts. These apps will also arrive on Android phones and tablets later this year.

Release of BrainVoyager QX 2.3 with many enhancements

The latest release of BrainVoyager QX introduces support for AppleScript scripting for Mac OS X users. It also provides powerful tools to detect and remove EEG artifacts that occur during simultaneous fMRI scanning, including artifacts related to the switching of magnetic field gradients, and artifacts related to cardiac activities . New "POI path tools" provide specific functions that are useful to analyze and visualize one-dimensional POIs acting as lines, e.g. to sample through functional clusters in an ordered fashion or to represent macro-anatomical landmarks. The RFX-GCM GUI plugin now supports subject-specific regions-of-interest (VOIs) improving effective connectivity results. For further details about all new features, enhancements and bug fixes, check the release notes. To get BrainVoyager QX 2.3, go to the Downloads page and select the appropriate version for your operating system.

Brain Innovation and Garching Innovation bring BrainVoyager to market

We have the pleasure to announce the beginning of marketing of the fMRI software BrainVoyager 2.5. The software package is distributed by Brain Innovation in collaboration with Garching Innovation GmbH, a technology-transfer agency of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science. The software package for analyzing and visualizing functional and structural imaging data will be sent to all interested customers starting from 15th of April 1998. If you are interested in receiving a fully-functional test version, please contact Brain Innovation.

BrainVoyager 3.5

The latest version of BrainVoyager is available now! If you are a customer but you did not receive BrainVoyager 3.5 yet, please contact Brain Innovation immediately. The main new features include important routines for the analysis of event-related fMRI studies such as slice scan time correction and automatic generation of across-study / across-subject event-related averaging graphs. Another new feature is a fully automatic segmentation of the two hemispheres of a high-resolution T1 data set based both on Talairach masking and analysis of signal intensity histogramms. The interactive manipulation of surface meshes has been optimized working now up to 400% faster due to general code optimazations as well as the generation of triangle strip representations. A full description of all new features in form of a downloadable document file will be posted soon.

Release of BrainVoyager 3.9

The latest version of BrainVoyager was sent to customers during the last two weeks. If you are a customer of BrainVoyager and you did not receive a copy automatically, please send us an email immediately. BrainVoyager now comes with a help file describing many of the new features. You can also access the updated help directly from our web site.

Release of BrainVoyager 2000 and first BrainVoyager 2000 Training Course

Brain Innovation B.V. announces that BrainVoyager 2000 will be released on 10th of March 2000. The new release includes full scripting and automation support, surface-based statistical data analysis and surface-based inter-subject alignment routines. It will be shipped with a new online and printed user's guide. In addition, a number of VBScript, JScript and PerlScript scripts demonstrate many important analysis and visualization procedures. At the same date when BrainVoyager 2000 will be made available, the first BrainVoyager 2000 Training Course will be held in Maastricht. This two-day training course will be held by Rainer Goebel and colleagues and will cover both basic topics like reading of special data formats and statistical data analysis as well as more advanced topics like flattening cortical surfaces and combined analysis of fMRI and EEG/MEG data.

Release of BrainVoyager 2000 v4.2

This new version of BrainVoyager comes with many new features and substantial improvements including a region-of-interest analysis tool, protocols with msec resolution allowing the analysis of event-related paradigms with randomized ISIs, cortex-based ICA, automatic removal of "bridges" in segmented hemispheres, a proper treatment of serial correlations and the superposition of multiple surface maps. We will send the new release automatically to all customers. If you are using BrainVoyager and you did not receive a copy automatically, please send us an email.

Release of BrainVoyager 2000 v4.4

This new version of BrainVoyager is a "statistics" release with many improvements and new features including a tool for the creation of factorial designs, easy specification of multi-subject studies, random effects analysis, conjunction analysis, cortex-based statistics for correction of multiple comparisons, proper treatment of serial correlations at each voxel time course and much more. Check the "Announcements" section of the discussion forum for a more extensive description.

BrainVoyager Getting Started Guide

ith the Getting Started Guide (GSG), you can learn step-by-step how to perform essential tasks with BrainVoyager. This guide has been tested in three consecutive BrainVoyager Training Courses (held in Maastricht, Pittsburgh and Tokyo) and is now available for download. The GSG is also available on the new BrainVoyager v4.4 CD and it will be send as a color print-out to customers on request.

Demonstration of BrainVoyager QX for Mac OS X at Neuroscience conference

Brain Innovation is proud to announce that Apple Computer, Inc. shows BrainVoyager QX for Mac OS X at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in San Diego. If you want to see the future of BrainVoyager, come to the Apple booth and ask for a BrainVoyager demonstration. You can also contact Brain Innovation representatives directly for a demonstration, just leave a message for Rainer Goebel at the Message Center (Lobby F of the San Diego Convention Center).

BrainVoyager 2000 v4.6 released

Brain Innovation has started to ship BrainVoyager 2000 version 4.6 to all customers. This new version provides many improvements and new features including improved preprocessing routines, reconstruction and visualization of the pial (outer cortical) surface, a Talairach brain with color-coded Brodman areas and a 3D glass brain view of functional clusters. For the experts, more than 50 new scripting commands are available allowing to create protocols, design matrices and multi study GLMs.

Release of BrainVoyager QX Version 1.1 for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X

The second release of BrainVoyager QX is available now for download. This release (1.1.2) contains many improvements and bug fixes with respect to the first release (1.0.9)

Release of BrainVoyager QX Version 1.3 for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X

The new release of BrainVoyager QX is now available for download containing many new features, improvements and bug fixes.

Release of BrainVoyager QX Version 1.4 for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X

The new release of BrainVoyager QX is now available via the automatic web update tool containing many new features, including (cortex-based) Independent Component Analysis, a new group-based cortex-based alignment routine, vertex movies and much more - for details check the v1.4 release notes.

Release of BrainVoyager QX Version 1.6 with exciting new features

The new release of BrainVoyager QX is now available for download containing many new features, improvements and bug fixes. New plugins allow, for example, to estimate influences between brain areas (Granger Causality Mapping, implemented by Alard Roebroeck), multiple comparison correction using a cluster-size threshold (implemented by Fabrizio Esposito) and BOLD Latency Mapping (implemented by Fabrizio Esposito).

Release of BrainVoyager QX 1.7 with exciting new features

he new release of BrainVoyager QX is now available for download containing many new features, improvements and bug fixes. Advanced segmentation tools allow high-quality segmentation of the white / grey matter and grey / CSF boundaries, which can be used to measure cortical thickness in individual brains. Furthermore, group-level cortical thickness analysis (CTA) can now be performed using cortically aligned brains. The new "Self-Organizing Group ICA Plugin", implemented by Fabrizio Esposito, allows group level ICA by analyzing the spatial similarity of independent components across subjects. The "NIfTI-1 Converter Plugin", implemented by Hester Breman, allows to exchange data with other fMRI software packages. Check the release notes for a description of additional substantial enhancements and important bug fixes.

Release of BrainVoyager QX 1.8 with substantial enhancements

The new release of BrainVoyager QX is now available for download containing new features, substantial improvements and many bug fixes. The ANCOVA module has been enhanced providing two important new models for random effects group analyses; for details, check the new documentaton in the User's Guide. The new "Group Data Simulator Plugin" creates multi-subject data sets allowing to test new analysis tools as well as to learn how to analyze planned fMRI experiments. The new "Fuzzy Clustering of Time Courses" plugin allows to cluster voxels of VTC data sets with respect to the similarity of their time courses. For details about the new plugins, check the respective documentation. Please also check the release notes for a description of additional substantial enhancements and bug fixes.

Exhibition at 13th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM)

If you are attending the OHBM conference in Chicago stop by at our booth and you'll meet BrainVoyager experts, see demos of new tools and get your questions answered. At the conference we will release BrainVoyager QX 1.9 and you can be among the first to get your copy of this important program update. BVQX 1.9 features a comprehensive set of tools for analyzing Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) data sets, a new "Create Project Wizard", COM-based scripting on Windows (e.g., from Matlab), new possibilities for calculating, visualizing and exploring group data, and many other enhancements. Besides showing BV QX 1.9, we also present some of our upcoming highlights including exciting new tools for advanced EEG/MEG source localization in volume and surface space, a new 3D neural network software package for modelling and predicting neuroimaging data, and a new resolution-independent reporting and visualization tool.

Release of BrainVoyager QX 1.9 with DTI tools and substantial enhancements

The new release of BrainVoyager QX is now available for download containing new features, substantial improvements and important bug fixes. The most important new feature of this release is the DTI module allowing to analyze diffusion-weighted MRI data including calculation of FA maps, fiber tracking and FA group comparisons. The ANCOVA module has been substantially improved allowing to import multi-subject VMP and SMP data sets providing the possibility to perform random effects analyses for any kind of subject-specific data sets (e.g. cortical thickness maps). The new one-way ANOVA model is suited to analyze multi-subject volume maps with one map per subject. ANOVAs and FFX/RFX GLMs can now also be performed for Patches-Of-Interest (POIs). For surface maps, a cluster-size threshold routine is now available for correction of multiple comparisons. For details about new features, check the documentaton in the User's Guide. Please also carefully read the release notes for a description of additional substantial changes. In light of the substantial enhancements and important bug fixes, we highly recommend to upgrade to the new version.

Exhibition at 14th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM)

If you are attending the OHBM conference in Melbourne, Australia, stop by at our booth (31/32) and you'll meet BrainVoyager experts, see demos of new tools and get your questions answered. Besides showing BV QX 1.10, we present some of our upcoming BV QX 2.0 highlights including exciting new tools for advanced EEG/MEG source localization in volume and surface space and a new 3D neural network software package for modeling and predicting neuroimaging data. We also show for the first time that BrainVoyager-derived products feel at home on Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch allowing to manipulate brains in real-time using multi-finger gestures.

Known Issues and Program Updates

In order to update you as fast and convenient as possible about known issues, workarounds and program updates of BrainVoyager QX, we have created a new Known Issues and Porgram Updates page, which you can access directly from the "Community" menu of our web site. To inform you about major issues and program updates even more directly and conveniently, the "Known Issues and Porgram Updates" web page will also be displayed directly within future versions of BrainVoyager QX. The first release with this feature is version 1.10.4.

Release of BrainVoyager QX 2.0 at HBM in San Francisco

If you are attending the Human Brain Mapping Conference in San Francisco, please come to our booth and learn about the new features of BrainVoyager QX 2.0. This latest BrainVoyager version comes with incredible new features, including the "EMEG Suite" providing distributed source imaging of EEG/MEG data, the "MVPA" tool box allowing to perform multi-voxel pattern analysis, and Movie Studio allowing to create stunning animations the easy way. BrainVoyager QX 2.0 is available now for download coming in 32-bit and 64-bit versions for all major computer platforms. Please read the release notes for more details about the new features as well as for a description of additional substantial enhancements.