This page provides the templates described in this paper:
Please refer any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This page describes a template of the human brain that can be used to predict with known accuracy and precision the retinotopic organization of early visual cortical areas V1, V2, and V3 based upon the sulcal topology of the cortical surface.
The template is comprised of cortical surface representations in MGH/MGZ format suitable for use in FreeSurfer. This page provides links to download these files, access to the raw data used to construct the template, and additional information about the template not reported in the paper.
The template is free to use (with appropriate attribution) for academic or commercial purposes. The atlas may not be distributed for commercial gain.
For information on the use of the files available on this page for predicting the retinotopic organization of a subject, please see our V1 page, which describes the use of our previous V1 template, which is represented in the same format as our V1, V2, and V3 template.
The file formats used to distribute the template include:
V1, V2, and V3 Polar Angle template - fsaverage_sym MGH overlay.
V1, V2, and V3 Polar Angle template - fsaverage_sym VTK surface.
V1, V2, and V3 Eccentricity template - fsaverage_sym MGH overlay.
V1, V2, and V3 Eccentricity template - fsaverage_sym VTK surface.
V1, V2, and V3 Area Definitions template - fsaverage_sym MGH overlay.
V1, V2, and V3 Area Definitions template - fsaverage_sym VTK surface.
Mathematica notebook containing all analysis and visualization code for this project - Mathematica notebook (.nb) format.
PDF rendering of the Mathematica analysis notebook containing all analysis and visualization code for this project.
C++ source code for the mass-spring-damper simulation engine used to register the functional data to the Schira model is freely available at the gitHub repository noahbenson/SpringRegister.
Spring simulation movie (QuickTime). This movie shows the positions of the vertices, colored by aggregate measured polar angle, during the spring simulation used in this paper. The aggregate was produced using the 10° dataset. Note that the level of confidence in each vertex is also shown by blending the polar angle color with the cortical surface color in the case of low-confidence measurements.
The movie shows every 50th frame of the simulation.