Note that this reference documentation is identical to the help that is displayed in MATLAB when you type “help ft_sourceanalysis”.

  FT_SOURCEANALYSIS performs beamformer dipole analysis on EEG or MEG data
  after preprocessing and a timelocked or frequency analysis
  Use as either
    [source] = ft_sourceanalysis(cfg, freq)
    [source] = ft_sourceanalysis(cfg, timelock)
  where the data in freq or timelock should be organised in a structure
  as obtained from the FT_FREQANALYSIS or FT_TIMELOCKANALYSIS function. The
  configuration "cfg" is a structure containing information about
  source positions and other options.
  The different source reconstruction algorithms that are implemented
    cfg.method     = 'lcmv'    linear constrained minimum variance beamformer
                     'sam'     synthetic aperture magnetometry
                     'dics'    dynamic imaging of coherent sources
                     'pcc'     partial cannonical correlation/coherence
                     'mne'     minimum norm estimation
                     'rv'      scan residual variance with single dipole
                     'music'   multiple signal classification
                     'sloreta' standardized low-resolution electromagnetic tomography
                     'eloreta' exact low-resolution electromagnetic tomography
  The DICS and PCC methods are for frequency or time-frequency domain data, all other
  methods are for time domain data. ELORETA can be used both for time, frequency and
  time-frequency domain data.
  The source model to use in the reconstruction should be specified as
    cfg.grid            = structure, see FT_PREPARE_SOURCEMODEL or FT_PREPARE_LEADFIELD
  The positions of the dipoles can be specified as a regular 3-D
  grid that is aligned with the axes of the head coordinate system
    cfg.grid.xgrid      = vector (e.g. -20:1:20) or 'auto' (default = 'auto')
    cfg.grid.ygrid      = vector (e.g. -20:1:20) or 'auto' (default = 'auto')
    cfg.grid.zgrid      = vector (e.g.   0:1:20) or 'auto' (default = 'auto')
    cfg.grid.resolution = number (e.g. 1 cm) for automatic grid generation
    cfg.grid.inside     = N*1 vector with boolean value whether grid point is inside brain (optional)
    cfg.grid.dim        = [Nx Ny Nz] vector with dimensions in case of 3-D grid (optional)
  If the source model destribes a triangulated cortical sheet, it is described as
    cfg.grid.pos        = N*3 matrix with the vertex positions of the cortical sheet
    cfg.grid.tri        = M*3 matrix that describes the triangles connecting the vertices
  Alternatively the position of a few dipoles at locations of interest can be
  specified, for example obtained from an anatomical or functional MRI
    cfg.grid.pos        = N*3 matrix with position of each source
  Besides the source positions, you may also include previously computed
  spatial filters and/or leadfields like this
  The following strategies are supported to obtain statistics for the source parameters using
  multiple trials in the data, either directly or through a resampling-based approach
    cfg.rawtrial      = 'no' or 'yes'   construct filter from single trials, apply to single trials. Note that you also may want to set cfg.keeptrials='yes' to keep all trial information, especially if using in combination with grid.filter
    cfg.jackknife     = 'no' or 'yes'   jackknife resampling of trials
    cfg.pseudovalue   = 'no' or 'yes'   pseudovalue resampling of trials
    cfg.bootstrap     = 'no' or 'yes'   bootstrap resampling of trials
    cfg.numbootstrap  = number of bootstrap replications (e.g. number of original trials)
  If none of these options is specified, the average over the trials will
  be computed prior to computing the source reconstruction.
  To obtain statistics over the source parameters between two conditions, you
  can also use a resampling procedure that reshuffles the trials over both
  conditions. In that case, you should call the function with two datasets
  containing single trial data like
    [source] = ft_sourceanalysis(cfg, freqA, freqB)
    [source] = ft_sourceanalysis(cfg, timelockA, timelockB)
  and you should specify
    cfg.randomization      = 'no' or 'yes'
    cfg.permutation        = 'no' or 'yes'
    cfg.numrandomization   = number, e.g. 500
    cfg.numpermutation     = number, e.g. 500 or 'all'
  If you have not specified a grid with pre-computed leadfields,
  the leadfield for each grid location will be computed on the fly.
  In that case you can modify the leadfields by reducing the rank
  (i.e.  remove the weakest orientation), or by normalizing each
    cfg.reducerank  = 'no', or number (default = 3 for EEG, 2 for MEG)
    cfg.normalize   = 'no' or 'yes' (default = 'no')
  Other configuration options are       = Nx1 cell-array with selection of channels (default = 'all'),
                        see FT_CHANNELSELECTION for details
    cfg.frequency     = single number (in Hz)
    cfg.latency       = single number in seconds, for time-frequency analysis
    cfg.lambda        = number or empty for automatic default
    cfg.refchan       = reference channel label (for coherence)
    cfg.refdip        = reference dipole location (for coherence)
    cfg.supchan       = suppressed channel label(s)
    cfg.supdip        = suppressed dipole location(s)
    cfg.keeptrials    = 'no' or 'yes'
    cfg.keepleadfield = 'no' or 'yes'
    cfg.projectnoise  = 'no' or 'yes'
    cfg.keepfilter    = 'no' or 'yes'
    cfg.keepcsd       = 'no' or 'yes'
    cfg.keepmom       = 'no' or 'yes'      = 'no', 'text', 'textbar', 'gui' (default = 'text')
  The volume conduction model of the head should be specified as
    cfg.headmodel     = structure with volume conduction model, see FT_PREPARE_HEADMODEL
  The EEG or MEG sensor positions can be present in the data or can be specified as
    cfg.elec          = structure with electrode positions, see FT_DATATYPE_SENS
    cfg.grad          = structure with gradiometer definition, see FT_DATATYPE_SENS
    cfg.elecfile      = name of file containing the electrode positions, see FT_READ_SENS
    cfg.gradfile      = name of file containing the gradiometer definition, see FT_READ_SENS
  To facilitate data-handling and distributed computing you can use
    cfg.inputfile   =  ...
    cfg.outputfile  =  ...
  If you specify one of these (or both) the input data will be read from a *.mat
  file on disk and/or the output data will be written to a *.mat file. These mat
  files should contain only a single variable, corresponding with the
  input/output structure.