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Neuroimaging Meta-Analyses

ANIMA / Volume Viewer

Anima: Reid AT, Bzdok D, Genon S, Langner R, Müller VI, Eickhoff CR, Hoffstaedter F, Cieslik EC, Fox PT, Laird AR, Amunts K, Caspers S, Eickhoff SB (2015). ANIMA: A data-sharing initiative for neuroimaging meta-analyses. Neuroimage. 124(B): 1245-1253. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.07.060

ANIMA : Archive of Neuroimaging Meta-Analyses

BrainMap / GingerALE / Scribe

Paradigm-based meta-analysis, ALE- method, structured taxonomy terms



NeuroSynth / NeuroQuery

Neruo Synth: automated, fast meta-analsis and decoding, MKDA methods, rich set of author terms

BrainSpell / MetaCurious

Brainspell: open, human-curated, classification of the neuroimaging literature.


MetaCurious: curate and annotate version-controlled collections of neuroimaging articles for meta-analyses


NiMARE: Neuroimaging Meta-Analysis Research Environment

  • One Python library for meta-analytic tools
  • Common interface across different meta-analysis packages that perform similar tasks
  • Open source community development
  • Standard syntax for analyses that interact with coordinate and image-based databases (Neurosynth, Brainspell, NeuroVault
  • Part of the Python neuroimaging ecosystem (along with nipype, nistats, nilearn)
  • Uses NIMADS-format datasets