Seriously Annoying Matlab Surfer

Here you can download our pRF mapping toolbox: SamSrf

This is probably not the most professional piece of software you will have ever encountered (there is a reason why it’s “seriously annoying”) but we hope you will find it useful. SamSrf calls a number of SPM functions (both SPM8 and SPM12 should work). It also uses 3D reconstructions of the cortical surface created in FreeSurfer. It should however be flexible and can be used with FSL or AFNI or other packages provided you can produce the data in 4D NII format. It is also theoretically possible to use surface meshes not created in FreeSurfer or use volumetric data, although functionality will then be limited.

Please contact Sam (or someone from the lab) if you have any questions or spot any problems. However, please be advised that we do not provide tech support to people unless we collaborate with them. Putting up the (much more basic) code for phase-encoded retinotopic mapping taught me that as much as one may want to help people this isn’t possible if you also want to have a life.

A basic data set for practice purposes is available here.