OpenfMRI allows neuroscientists to share brain research data

Publié le 26 mars 2015, par Thérèse Hameau

Researchers around the world can compare notes on one of the most powerful tools available for imaging human brain function, the fMRI, thanks to support from the National Science Foundation (NSF). An fMRI is a functional magnetic resonance imaging scan that measures brain activity by detecting changes in blood oxygenation and flow.

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With support from NSF’s Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), cognitive neuroscientist Russell Poldrack and a team at Stanford University launched new infrastructure to enable sharing. The project, called OpenfMRI, allows scientists to share their data easily and securely in a standardized format...

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