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Researchers’ Favorite EEG/MEG/ECoG software: EEGLAB, and the Popular Plug-in, SIFT


With 17,942 downloads, EEGLAB is to date the most popular EEG/MEG/ECoG software with about 100,000 download worldwide since 2003.


 EEGLAB provides an interactive graphic user interface (GUI) allowing users to flexibly and interactively process their high-density EEG and other dynamic brain data using independent component analysis (ICA) and/or spectral time/frequency and coherence analysis, as well as standard methods including event-related potentials (ERP).

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Total Downloads: 17942

Activity Percentile: 93.91%

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Registered: Nov 4, 2011

Organization: UCSD

Center: Swartz Center for Computational Neuroscience

SOURCE:  The  Neuroimaging Informatics Tools and Resources Clearinghouse (NITRC )



The Source Information Flow Toolbox (SIFT) is a GUI-enabled EEGLAB plugin for modeling and visualizing dynamical interactions between electrophysiological signals (EEG, ECoG, MEG, etc), preferably after transforming signals into the source domain.

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Total Downloads: 777

Activity Percentile: 68.24%

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Registered: Dec 15, 2011

Organization: University of California, San Diego

Center: Swartz Center for Computational Neuroscience, Institute for Neural Computation

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SOURCE:  The  Neuroimaging Informatics Tools and Resources Clearinghouse (NITRC )

Funded by the National Institutes of Health Blueprint for Neuroscience Research in 2006,) NITRC facilitates finding and comparing neuroimaging resources for functional and structural neuroimaging analyses—including popular tools as well as those that once might have been hidden in another researcher’s laboratory or some obscure corner of cyberspace.  NITRC collects and points to standardized information about tools, making the task of finding and comparing them easier than before.

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