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

Publication: Research - peer-reviewArticle in proceedings – Annual report year: 2010

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Large amounts of neuroimaging studies are collected and have changed 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).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies : Communications in Computer and Information Science
Place of PublicationBerlin
Publication date2010
ISBN (print)3-642-11720-1
StatePublished - 2010
EventInternational Joint Conference, BIOSTEC : HEALTHINF 2009 - Porto, Portugal


ConferenceInternational Joint Conference, BIOSTEC : HEALTHINF 2009
CityPorto, Portugal
Period01/01/2009 → …


  • coordinate based database, literature retrieval
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