Accession Number : ADA260720
Title : Proceedings of Workshop 1, the Human Brainmap Database Held in San Antonio, Texas on November 29-December 1, 1992.
Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Apr 91-31 Aug 92,
Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER AT SAN ANTONIO
Personal Author(s) : Fox, Peter T ; Lancaster, Jack L
Report Date : 17 Feb 1993
Pagination or Media Count : 90
Abstract : The Human BrainMap Database is a software environment for meta- analysis of functional brain mapping experiments. In brief, BrainMap relates brain locations with behavioral functions. For any brain region, the behavioral conditions associated with that region can be returned. Conversely, for any behavioral function, the brain regions supporting that behavior can be retrieved. BrainMap is composed of three main parts: a relational database, graphical user interface (GUI), and a data-entry interface. BrainMap's database is constructed in a natural hierarchy. The highest level is the paper. Each paper is divided into one or more experiments. An experiment is a grouping (typically a pairing) of behavioral conditions for which differentially activated locations are reported. Behavioral conditions are specified for each experiment. Methodological details are specified for each experiment, including imaging modality, tracer, patient population, etc. Each experiment reports one or more activated locations, the lowest level of the hierarchy. Each location (i.e., each x-y-z coordinate) carries its links up the hierarchy, allowing formation at the experiment and paper levels to be rapidly retrieved.... BrainMapping database.
Descriptors : *DATA BASES , *BRAIN , *MAPPING , *PSYCHOMOTOR FUNCTION , EXPERIMENTAL DATA , COMPUTER PROGRAMMING , COORDINATES , PATIENTS , HIERARCHIES , BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES , NEUROLOGY , BEHAVIOR , COMPUTER APPLICATIONS , POPULATION , INTERFACES , HUMANS , ENVIRONMENTS
Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
Computer Programming and Software
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE