BrainVoyager QX v2.8


BrainVoyager has been designed and developed primarily by Rainer Goebel over the last 17 years. Brain Innovation is grateful to its staff members Fabrizio Esposito, Hester Breman, Joost Mulders, Pim Pullens, Levin Fritz and former staff members Jochen Weber, Julien Rouger and Federico de Martino for contributing important tools and plugins extending the computational capabilities of the program. Their implemented plugins allow to perform ICA, cluster-size thresholding, BOLD Latency Mapping, NIfTI/GIFTI conversion and more. For a complete overview of contributed plugins, please select Description Of Plugins in the Plugins menu. Rainer Goebel and Fabrizio Esposito have designed the overall workflow of the EMEG Suite and implemented its GUI. Fabrizio Esposito has implemented the computational part of the EMEG Suite together with Julien Rouger. Joost Mulders has implemented the NGF-based FMR-VMR coregistration routine and an improved brain extraction tool. Jochen Weber has contributed to the EMEG file format conversion and has implemented the BVQXTools while being employed at Brain Innovation, and we are grateful that he continues maintaining it. Levin Fritz has implemented the GPU-based real-time volume renderer and he has implemented several OpenCL routines (e.g. sinc interpolation) based on original code of Rainer Goebel. Papers and books that have helped us to implement various methods of BrainVoyager are cited in the respective sections of the User's Guide.

Brain Innovation is very grateful to the following persons for granting permission to use their great code:

Niko Kriegeskorte

For the "bridge removel" routine removing topological errors in segmented brain hemispheres. Details of the routines implemented in the provided code are described in:

Kriegeskorte N. & Goebel R. (2001). An efficient algorithm for topologically correct segmentation of the cortical sheet in anatomical MR volumes. NeuroImage, 14, 329-346.

Alard Roebroeck

For the Granger Causality Mapping (GCM) plugin. Details of the routines implemented in the provided code are described in:

Roebroeck A., Formisano E. & Goebel R. (2005). Mapping directed influence over the brain using Granger causality and fMRI, NeuroImage, 25, 230-242.

Philippe Thévenaz

For multi-scale image registration routines. The routines implemented in the provided code are described in:

Thévenaz P. and Unser M.(1998). A Pyramid Approach to Subpixel Registration Based on Intensity. IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, 1, 27-41.

Wiliam H. Press and colleagues

For various basic signal analysis routines including fast fourier transformation etc. Details of the routines implemented in the used code are described in the famous "Numerical Recipes" book (there are now more recent books available with C++ code, but we are currently using the C version):

Press W.H., Flannery B.P., Teukolsky S.A. & Vetterling W.T. (1992). Numerical Recipes in C: The Art of Scientific Computing - 2nd ed. Cambridge: University Press.


The software package "BrainVoyager QX", including code from Brain Innovation and third-party sources (see "Credits" above), is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. Any usage of the results or images of the BrainVoyager QX software package is at your own risk and liability.

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