FieldTrip is the MATLAB software toolbox for MEG and EEG analysis that is being developed by a team of researchers at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour and the Max Planck Institute in Nijmegen, the Netherlands in close collaboration with collaborating institutes. The development of FieldTrip currently receives support from the ChildBrain and the Human Connectome projects and has previously been supported by BrainGain.
The toolbox offers advanced analysis methods of MEG, EEG, and invasive electrophysiological data, such as time-frequency analysis, source reconstruction using dipoles, distributed sources and beamformers and non-parametric statistical testing. It supports the data formats of all major MEG systems (CTF, Elekta/Neuromag, 4D, Yokogawa) and of most popular EEG systems, and new formats can be added easily. FieldTrip contains high-level functions that you can use to construct your own analysis protocols in MATLAB. Furthermore, it easily allows developers to incorporate low-level algorithms for new EEG/MEG analysis methods.
This FieldTrip website is a Wiki (just like Wikipedia), which allows all visitors to contribute, very quickly and easily, without the need for registration. The IP addresses of people that make changes are logged, and they can be blocked if required. Please act responsibly and only make changes that improve this site.
Robert Oostenveld, Pascal Fries, Eric Maris, and Jan-Mathijs Schoffelen, “FieldTrip: Open Source Software for Advanced Analysis of MEG, EEG, and Invasive Electrophysiological Data,” Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience, vol. 2011, Article ID 156869, 9 pages, 2011. doi:10.1155/2011/156869
To get started with FieldTrip, please continue reading the getting started documentation.
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20 March, 2015
From 23-25 March the server room of the Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging will be moved to another location. The consequence is that there is some downtime of servers that host FieldTrip. See the announcement on the mailing list for details.
12 December, 2014
Recently we started using MATLAB 2014b, and have identified and resolved quite a few bugs due to the new graphics introduced by Mathworks in 2014b. If you still notice problems with figures (or with anything else), please report it on our bugzilla issue tracker.
26 October, 2014
Did you know that we have recorded quite some lectures and that we are sharing these online on YouTube and Vimeo? You can find them on our video page.
24 August, 2014
The Biomag conference in Halifax just started. There are quite some people from the FieldTrip team attending, so if you want to interact: find one of us. We will be wearing FieldTrip T-shirts, so should be easy to spot!
12 May, 2014
Last week we hosted the Advanced MEG/EEG toolkit course at the Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging. Please visit the photo album at our Facebook page to get am impression of this intense course.