A multi-modal, multi-variate pattern analysis (MVPA) toolbox in Matlab / GNU Octave for cognitive neuroscientists.


  • State-of-the art, yet simple to use MVPA implementations.
  • Runs on the Matlab and GNU Octave platform, on MS Windows, OSX, and GNU/Linux.
  • Handles fMRI volumetric, fMRI surface-based, and MEEG data through a uniform data structure.
  • Support for a wide range of data formats.
  • Searchlights in the volume, on the surface, over sensors, time bins, and frequency bands.
  • Multiple-comparison correction using Threshold-Free Cluster Enhancement Monte Carlo simulations.
  • Extensive documentation, including a variety of runnable scripts and implementation exercises (with solutions).
  • Is Free/Open Source Software (MIT License), see http://github.com/CoSMoMVPA/CoSMoMVPA.
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  • our CoSMoMVPA manuscript has been published ([OCH16]): Oosterhof, N. N., Connolly, A. C., and Haxby, J. V. (2016). CoSMoMVPA: multi-modal multivariate pattern analysis of neuroimaging data in Matlab / GNU Octave. Frontiers in Neuroinformatics, doi:10.3389/fninf.2016.00027.

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Author: Nikolaas N. Oosterhof <n.n.oosterhof@googlemail.com>
Date:   Tue Oct 23 18:34:49 2018 +0200

    Merge branch 'master' of https://github.com/CoSMoMVPA/CoSMoMVPA

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Author: Nikolaas N. Oosterhof <n.n.oosterhof@googlemail.com>
Date:   Tue Oct 23 18:34:28 2018 +0200

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Author: Nikolaas N. Oosterhof <n.n.oosterhof@googlemail.com>
Date:   Fri Oct 12 14:21:43 2018 +0200

    FAQ: add entry about merging hemispheres

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