BredeQuery: Coordinate-Based Meta-analytic Search of Neuroscientific Literature from the SPM Environment

Bartlomiej Wilkowski, Marcin Marek Szewczyk, Peter Mondrup Rasmussen, Lars Kai Hansen, Finn Aarup Nielsen

AbstractLarge amounts of neuroimaging studies are collected and have chan-
ged our view on human brain function. By integrating multiple studies in meta-
analysis a more complete picture is emerging. Brain locations are usually reported
as coordinates with reference to a specific brain atlas, thus some of the databases
offer so-called coordinate-based searching to the users (e.g. Brede, BrainMap).
For such search, the publications, which relate to the brain locations represented
by the user coordinates, are retrieved. We present BredeQuery – a plugin for the
widely used SPM data analytic pipeline. BredeQuery offers a direct link from
SPM to the Brede Database coordinate-based search engine. BredeQuery is able
to ‘grab’ brain location coordinates from the SPM windows and enter them as a
query for the Brede Database. Moreover, results of the query can be displayed in
a MATLAB window and/or exported directly to some popular bibliographic file
formats (BibTeX, Reference Manager, etc).
Keywordsliterature retrieval, coordinate based database
TypeConference paper [With referee]
ConferenceBiomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies
EditorsA. Fred, J. Filipe, and H. Gamboa
Year2010    Vol. 52    pp. 314-324
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
SeriesCommunications in Computer and Information Science
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IMM Group(s)Intelligent Signal Processing

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