[FieldTrip] Question about SPM brain templates including the cerebellum

Heng-Ru May Tan Heng-RuMay.Tan at glasgow.ac.uk
Fri Apr 22 19:39:35 CEST 2011

Dear Jan-Mathijs,

Thank you for the sharing the information.

Before trying to 're-invent the wheel', might it be possible for 
Fieldtrip to incorporate the famous Schoffelen et al., 2008's 
cerebellar-included MRI template for visualization purpose -- with the 
awareness that it will not permit inflation? Unless my limited knowledge 
on brain graphics has prevented me from appreciating the importance of 
'inflation' within the Fieldtrip coding environment; in which case, I 
hope to be enlightened, if it is within anyone's knowledge.

Also, does the 'isosurface' function preserve the MNI coordinates, if I 
should try to create my own template?

Many thanks, again! And Happy Easter to all.

On 22/04/2011 08:30, jan-mathijs schoffelen wrote:
> Dear May,
> The surface files contain only a triangulation of the neo-cortical 
> surface.
> Typically, software packages creating high-resolution meshes of the 
> brain (such as freesurfer) exclude the cerebellum.
> For the figures in the famous Schoffelen et al 2008 paper (Neuroimage) 
> I created the surfaces (with cerebellum) using a segmented template 
> MRI (using SPM) and then, after some image processing (smoothing 
> filling etc), called the matlab isosurface function. This gives a 
> triangulated surface which can be used for visualization. Note that 
> this procedure does not yield topologically a sphere, so it cannot be 
> used for inflation.
> Best,
> Jan-Mathijs
> On Apr 21, 2011, at 2:27 PM, May (Heng-Ru May TAN) wrote:
>> Hi
>> I was wondering if there exists within the folders of Fieldtrip, 
>> surface source-plot MRI templates which includes the cerebellum, and 
>> if not, how could one create a template which consists of the 
>> cerebellum, too?
>> Any help would be gratefully appreciated!
>> Thanks.
>> May
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> Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging,
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