VBM Tutorial Notes

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Voxel Based Morphometry (VBM) is a method for estimating amount/density of gray matter in the brain. This technique is mostly used for investigating increased/decreased gray matter in patient groups or group of interest e.g. London taxi drivers. The following describes VBM analysis using Statistical Parametric Mapping (SPM) (www.fil.ion.ucl.ac.uk/spm) (see section on how to use SPM for more details), but it is also possible to use fMRIB Software Library (FSL) (www.fmrib.ox.ac.uk/fsl/).

File:SPM12 manual.pdf

Some notes from John Ashburner (one of the original developers of VBM):

File:VBMclass10.pdf

The original publication describing VBM:
File:Voxel-Based Morphometry - The Methods.pdf

Nia's PowerPoint is on pmac2752 at smb://pmac2752.ad.bangor.ac.uk/Installers

Notes on how to perform a VBM analysis:


A video of John Ashburner talking about VBM:

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/stream/media/swatch?v=c31526d6277f