Preparing fMRI Data for Statistical Analysis

  • John AshburnerEmail author
Part of the Neuromethods book series (NM, volume 119)


This chapter describes the procedures applied to fMRI data prior to their statistical analysis. This usually begins with converting the data from original MR format to a form that can be used by the analysis software. The data are then motion corrected. If an anatomical scan is collected for the subject, then it would be coregistered with the fMRI, and may serve to estimate the warps needed to spatially normalize the fMRI to some standard space. The final processing step is usually to smooth the data.

Key words

Generative model fMRI Registration Artifact correction Spatial normalization Smoothing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, Institute of NeurologyUniversity College LondonLondonUK

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