Brainstorm specifications

Unique identifier:
Graphical user interface
Input data:
The anatomy of the subject, the MEG/EEG recordings, the 3D locations of the sensors.
Operating system:
Unix/Linux, Mac OS, Windows
GNU General Public License version 3.0
Software type:
Restrictions to use:
Output data:
The MEG/EEG recordings time series, topographical mapping on 2D or 3D surfaces, generation of animations and series of snapshots of identical viewpoints at sequential time points, the selection of channels and time segments, the manipulation of clusters of sensors.
Programming languages:
Computer skills:


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  • François Tadel <>


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Signal & Image Processing Institute, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA; MEG Program, Departments of Neurology & Biophysics, Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, USA; Epilepsy Center, Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute, Cleveland, OH, USA; MEG Lab, McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA

Funding source(s)

This work was supported by the National Institutes of Health under Grants nos. R01-EB002010, R01-EB009048, and R01-EB000473, by the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS, France) for the Cognitive Neuroscience and Brain Imaging Laboratory (La Salpêtrière Hospital and Pierre and Marie Curie University, Paris, France), by two grants from the French National Research Agency (ANR) to the Cognitive Neuroscience Unit (Inserm/CEA, Neurospin, France) and to the ViMAGINE project (ANR-08-BLAN-0250), and by the Epilepsy Center in the Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute.

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