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AAL specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_17563
Name AAL
Alternative name Automated Anatomical Labeling
Software type Package/Module
Interface Command line interface
Restrictions to use None
Operating system Unix/Linux
Computer skills Advanced
Version 2.0
Stability Stable
Maintained Yes
Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automated_Anatomical_Labeling




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The cholinergic contribution to the resting state functional network in non demented Parkinson’s disease

Sci Rep
PMCID: 5955917
PMID: 29769626
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-26075-3

[…] audate, posterior cingulate cortex (PCC), and SI. First, the caudate was selected to exam functional connectivity between the basal ganglia and cerebral cortices. The caudate was defined based on the automated anatomical labeling template. Second, the PCC, which was highly associated with the default mode network (DMN) in the resting-state functional MRI analysis, was selected. The PCC has been wi […]


Neural predisposing factors of postoperative delirium in elderly patients with femoral neck fracture

Sci Rep
PMCID: 5954080
PMID: 29765105
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-26030-2

[…] To proceed the structural and functional network construction, cortical and sub-cortical brain areas were parcellated into 90 regions of interests (ROIs) using the automated anatomical labeling (AAL) atlas. A total of 90 anatomically defined ROIs covered the whole-brain except for the cerebellum. Although several studies ignored subcortical parts of the brain in […]


Magnitude processing of symbolic and non symbolic proportions: an fMRI study

PMCID: 5944011
PMID: 29747668
DOI: 10.1186/s12993-018-0141-z
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[…] tonic maps (http://www.fz-juelich.de/ime/spm_anatomy_toolbox), was used for anatomical localization of effects where applicable. In areas not yet implemented, the anatomical automatic labelling tool (AAL) in SPM12 (http://www.cyceron.fr/web/aalanatomical_automatic_labeling.html) was used.If not stated otherwise, thresholds for statistical inference were set at FWE-corrected p < .05 at the voxel le […]


Tracking Temporal Hazard in the Human Electroencephalogram Using a Forward Encoding Model

PMCID: 5938715
PMID: 29740594
DOI: 10.1523/ENEURO.0017-18.2018

[…] pants were interpolated and projected onto a standard MNI-brain. To illustrate the temporal response functions in supplementary motor area, we extracted single-voxel activity from the labels from the AAL atlas (left and right supplementary motor area; SMA), implemented in fieldtrip () and averaged over all voxels in the label. […]


A Visual Cortical Network for Deriving Phonological Information from Intelligible Lip Movements

Curr Biol
PMCID: 5956463
PMID: 29681475
DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2018.03.044

[…] regions of the left hemisphere, we took a more statistically focused approach and accordingly selected all voxels within left temporal, parietal, postcentral and precentral regions as defined by the AAL atlas [] implemented in Fieldtrip broadly covering the regions of interest as proposed by the dual-stream model [].To control for multiple comparisons, a non-parametric Monte-Carlo randomization t […]


Large scale functional networks connect differently for processing words and symbol strings

PLoS One
PMCID: 5931649
PMID: 29718993
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0196773
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[…] zed on the cortical surface of an atlas brain using FreeSurfer. For visualization of the connections we used a circular plotting scheme [] in which the nodes were based on an anatomical parcellation (AAL, ; []). For this purpose, we transformed the coordinates of the individual subjects to MNI (Montreal Neurological Institute) coordinates. MNI coordinates were obtained by combining the linear tran […]

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AAL institution(s)
Oxford Centre for Computational Neuroscience, Oxford, UK; University of Warwick, Department of Computer Science, Coventry, UK; GIN UMR5296, CNRS CEA Université de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France

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