What is this?

NeuroSynth is a platform for large-scale, automated synthesis of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data extracted from published articles. It's a website wrapped around a set of open-source Python and JavaScript packages. Neurosynth lets you run crude but useful analyses of fMRI data on a very large scale. For example, here's an automated meta-analysis of 311 pain-related studies, visualized interactively:


Interface update and bug fixes

Jul 28, 2013

The Neurosynth viewer just received a small interface update. Sliders have been tweaked, and you can now manually specify positive and negative thresholds. Other interface improvements are on the way.

A number of viewer issues have also been resolved; most notably, WebGL is no longer needed in order to view images, so Neurosynth should now work properly in any modern browser.

Having viewing troubles? Use a WebGL-enabled browser

Jun 26, 2013

If you're having trouble viewing images in Neurosynth, odds are you're using a version of Safari or another browser without WebGL enabled. Due to some changes to the viewer, Neurosynth currently requires WebGL in order to load images properly. This will hopefully be remedied in the near future; in the meantime, if you can't see any blobs, we suggest using Google Chrome, enabling WebGL, or using the old version of Neurosynth.

Location data is back!

Jun 15, 2013

If you were wondering where the location data from the old version of Neurosynth went in the new version, wonder no longer! We just added a new locations section. It contains all of the same features as the old version: for any given voxel, you can now see all of the studies in the database that activate nearby, a ranked list of feature loadings, and a coactivation map displaying brain regions that tend to be reported in the same articles as the target voxel. We've also cranked up the resolution from 4 mm to 2 mm--Neurosynth now serves data on over 150,000 distinct voxels!