Hi again,
I am interested in using REST to examine anticorrelations. I just wanted to check the following:
1 - If I include a global signal timeseries as a covariable, then the analysis will produce maps showing voxels significantly correlated with the seed timecourse after controlling for global signal fluctuations. That is, it is essentially like performing a global signal regression. Is this correct?
2 - Anticorrelations will be revealed by negative values in the resulting connectivity and z-maps. Is this correct?

thanks for your help,


Pleae resmaple your mask or ROI definition file first!

Hi, Cleofé Peña Gómez!
     1. You need to resample your mask or ROI file to the dimension of your functional images.
          There were three ways: (1) use SONG Xiao-Wei's program, from                              

                                                 (2) use my program, from   (the third one)
                                                 (3) use SPM5:
                                                                       a. Click "Coregister"
                                                                       b. Click "New "Coreg: Reslice""
                                                                       c. "Image Defining Space": choose one of your functional image. e.g. your normalized functional image or image after Detrend and Filter.
                                                                       d. "Images to Reslice": choose the mask file or ROI definition file. e.g. BrainMask_05_61x73x61.img
                                                                       e. "Reslice Options" -> "Interpolation": choose "Nearest neighbour"
                                                                       f. Just click "Run". Then you will get the resmapled mask or ROI file with a surfix of "r".


Q&A: "REST error...ReadNiftiImage.m"


I am trying to analyze some resting state data using REST, but I cannot load the data in the GUI.  Am I correct to assume we need to enter data in conseqcutive file names of ANALYZE format?  The error message I get in Matlab refers to line 103 of rest_ReadNiftiImage.m

Is this script necessary if we are using ANALYZE not NIFTI?  If it is not necessary how do I skip it.

I do not know how to proceed.  Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,



RE: long mixed session of rest and task

A long session, 22 minutes: Resting state 9 minutes, and then a blocked design (2 minutes task + 30s rest) 13 minutes. The questions are:
(1) Is the head motion a concern?
(2) Can the 9-minutes rest be used as a baseline for the data analysis of the blocked design?

My answer:
(1) Yes. There may be more head motion for such a long session. But occasionally, a long rest is necessary (e.g., epilepsy and sleep study).


Sharing Some Useful Programs

Hi, all!

Out of memory--Error message for running ReHo and FC tools

Dear REST experters:

      I am new to run REST toolbox. When running ReHO and FC, get the following error messages. I don't know what wrong I did. BTW, do you have some stand along program or easy tools for extracting the time course data. Thanks in advance.


error messages:


Two extra seminars (afternoon, April 6) after the RS-fMRI symposium

From 14:00, April 6th

The meeting room, 2nd floor, Brain Imaging Center, Beijing Normal University

Rest-State fMRI: From Default Mode Network to Cognitive Network
Jen-Chuen Hsieh (謝仁俊), MD, PhD
Professor and Director, Institite of Brain Science, Yang-Ming University, and Director of Brain Center, VA Hospital, Taipei

Granger Causality: Inferring direction of neural interaction
Xue Wang (王雪), PhD,
Clinical Research Associate


Erratum: Scanning parameters of RS-fMRI for 3T SIEMENS

I am sorry that in the following parameters, I made a type error. The thickness/gap should be 3.5/0.7 mm. If you have used 3.5/0.6, it OK.
Please note that an FOV of 200*200 is sometimes small.

The following parameters are what we are using on a SIEMENS 3T trio scanner. 33 axial slices, thickness/gap = 3.5/0.6 mm, in-plane resolution = 64 × 64, TR = 2000 ms, TE = 30 ms, flip angle = 90, FOV = 200 × 200 mm, volumes = 240 (480 s). I strongly recommend that the RS-fMRI session is placed before the task sessions.


about the resting state fmri workshop

刚看了workshop的介绍,非常好的内容,包括了fMRI, EEG, DTI; ICA, functional connectivity; psychiatric disorder etc. 而且邀请到了biswal和kiviniemi两位专家,一位是先驱,一位是fast ICA专家 (biswal的英语口音比较难懂,大家做好心理准备 :)....








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