Workshop on BrainMap and Meta-Analytic Network Modeling



Meta-analysis in Human Neuroimaging: Hands-on Methods & Applications


As a core part of the 2019 annual meeting of the International Society of Neuroscience, a workshop on BrainMap and Meta-Analytic Network Modeling will be held at Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center (5/F, Rose Hall 3) on March 14, 2019. This workshop will be led by Peter Fox, a leader and pioneer of the functional neuroimaging in the world. It presents lectures on the methods and application of neuroimaging meta-analysis, the BrainMap tools and the Meta‐analytic connectivity modeling (MACM) analysis. Most importantly, it will also feature hands-on sessions using either provided or your own data with ample time for questions and feedback.


Coordinate-based meta-analysis (CBMA) analyzes the distribution of coordinates from brain activation studies. Standardized coordinates are used to report neural effects of task performance, functional and structural alterations in neuropsychiatric disorders, and treatment effects.


The BrainMap database ( and its software tools (Scribe, Sleuth and GingerALE) collectively form a widely used, comprehensive environment for CBMA and modeling of functional and structural neuroimaging results. Mango is a software package for visualization, analysis, and data-driven interpretation (anatomical, behavioral, and diagnostic) of meta-analytic and primary neuroimaging data.


In this workshop, lectures on the theoretical foundations of CBMA alternate with practical sessions teaching construction of meta-analytic network-models using BrainMap, GingerALE, and Mango. Applications of Meta-Analytic Connectivity Modeling tools to BrainMap data are demonstrated.


All attendees should bring a laptop computer pre-loaded with the BrainMap suite of tools and example data sets. These can be downloaded from Training manuals and video tutorials are also available for download.


About the speakers:


Dr. Peter T. Fox, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Fox received his M.D. from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is a Professor in the Department of Radiology, Founding Director of Research Imaging Institute at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and editor-in-chief of Human Brain Mapping. Dr. Fox is a neurologist with a career-long research focus on functional and structural brain imaging. He has worked extensively with positron-emission tomography (PET), with functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI and sMRI), and with magnetic spectroscopy (MRS) throughout his career. He initiated the BrainMap database which stores results from functional and structural human neuroimaging studies for coordinate-based meta-analysis, and has overseen the development of Scribe, Sleuth, and GingerALE, a pipeline of freely available software for coding, searching, and meta-analyzing the BrainMap Database. An author of a dozen of research articles in Nature and Science, Peter Fox has pioneered functional neuroimaging research in the world. 


Mickle Fox, Research Imaging Institute, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Mickle Fox is a Applications Programmer – Intermediate at the Research Imaging Institute. He is responsible for the development of Sleuth and GingerALE software and algorithms. 


Workshop Schedule:





Peter Fox

Overview of Coordinate-Based Meta-Analysis


Mickle Fox

ALE Algorithm: Concepts & Evolution




Mickle Fox

ALE & MACM: Step by Step 




Peter Fox

Advanced Network Modeling


Mickle Fox

Applying BrainMap Models to Primary Data


Peter Fox

Future Directions


Q & A session



International Society of Neuroscience (ISON)

Shenzhen Institute of Neuroscience (SION)




1. This workshop is free to all participants who are students or employees of Shenzhen University. Please attach a copy of your staff card or student card.


2. 2019 ISON Annual Meeting participants (for those who paid registration fees already) enjoy exemption from workshop registration fee and priority for registration. Click here for meeting registration.


3. For participants not within the aforementioned categories, first come, first available(maximum number of participants is limited to 30). Please be reminded that you should make your own travel and accommodation arrangements. The registration fee is USD450, please complete payment through PayPal or bank transfer.



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Account name: International Society of Neuroscience

Bank Account number: 741-089114-838

Bank Name: Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited

Bank Address: 1 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong

Bank Swift Code: HSBCHKHHHKH


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Workshop on BrainMap and Meta-Analytic Network Modeling