MRI reading list

Spatial normalization

Klein A, Andersson J, Ardekani BA, Ashburner J, Avants B, Chiang M-C, Christensen GE, Collins DL, Gee J, Hellier P, Song JH, Jenkinson M, Lepage C, Rueckert D, Thompson P, Vercauteren T, Woods RP, Mann JJ, Parsey RV (2009) Evaluation of 14 nonlinear deformation algorithms applied to human brain MRI registration. NeuroImage 46:786-802.

Voxel-based morphometry

Mechelli A, Price CJ, Friston KJ, Ashburner J (2005) Voxel-based morphometry of the human brain: Methods and applications. Current Medical Imaging Reviews 1:105-113.

Ridgway GR, Henley SMD, Rohrer JD, Scahill RI, Warren JD, Fox NC (2008) Ten simple rules for reporting voxel-based morphometry studies. NeuroImage 40, 1429–1435.

Other structural imaging technizues

Weiskopf N, Mohammadi S, Lutti A, Callaghan MF (2015) Advances in MRI-based computational neuroanatomy: from morphometry to in-vivo histology. Current Opinion in Neurology 28:313-322.

Data reporting, sharing, etc.

Gorgolewski KJ, Varoquaux G, Rivera G, Schwarz Y, Ghosh SS, Maumet C, Sochat VV, Nichols TE, Poldrack RA, Poline J-B, Yarkoni T, Margulies DS (2015) a web-based repository for collecting and sharing unthresholded statistical maps of the human brain. Front Neuroinform 9:8.

Pernet CR, Poline J-B (2015) Improving functional magnetic resonance imaging reproducibility. GigaScience 4:15.

Poldrack RA, Fletcher PC, Henson RN, Worsley KJ, Brett M, Nichols TE (2008) Guidelines for reporting an fMRI study. NeuroImage 40:409-414.


Brett M, Johnsrude IS, Owen AM (2002) The problem of functional localization in the human brain. Nat Rev Neurosci 3:243-249.

Devlin JT, Poldrack RA (2007) In praise of tedious anatomy. NeuroImage 37:1033-1041.

Auditory fMRI

Peelle JE (2014) Methodological challenges and solutions in auditory functional magnetic resonance imaging. Front Neurosci 8:253.


Alexander-Bloch et al (In press) Subtle in-scanner motion biases automated measurement of brain anatomy from in vivo MRI

Power JD, Barnes KA, Snyder AZ, Schlaggar BL, Petersen SE (2012) Spurious but systematic correlations in functional connectivity MRI networks arise from subject motion. NeuroImage 59:2142-2154.

Siegel JS, Power JD, Dubis JW, Vogel AC, Church JA, Schlaggar BL, Petersen SE (2014) Statistical improvements in functional magnetic resonance imaging analyses produced by censoring high-motion data points. Hum Brain Mapp 35:1981-1996.

Correction for multiple comparisons

Bennett CM, Wolford GL, Miller MB (2009) The principled control of false positives in neuroimaging. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience 4:417-422.

Bennett CM, Baird AA, Miller MB, Wolford GL (2009) Neural correlates of interspecies perspective taking in the post-mortem Atlantic Salmon: An argument for multiple comparisons correction. Journal of Serendipitous and Unexpected Results 1:1-5.

Chumbley JR, Friston KJ (2009) False discovery rate revisited: FDR and topological inference using Gaussian random fields. NeuroImage 44:62-70.

Nichols T, Hayasaka S (2003) Controlling the familywise error rate in functional neuroimaging: a comparative review. Statistical methods in medical research 12:419-446.

Nichols TE, Holmes AP (2002) Nonparametric permutation tests for functional neuroimaging: A primer with examples. Hum Brain Mapp 15:1-25.

Worsley KJ (1996) The geometry of random images. Chance 9:27-39.


Liu TT (2004) Efficiency, power, and entropy in event-related fMRI with multiple trial types Part II: Design of experiments. NeuroImage 21, 401–413.

Other statistical papers and pitfalls

Henson RNA, Penny W. ANOVAs in SPM. Technical report. PDF

Kriegeskorte N, Simmons WK, Bellgowan PSF, Baker CI (2009) Circular analysis in systems neuroscience: The dangers of double dipping. Nat Neurosci 12:535-540. (along with supplemental material)

Pernet CR (2014) Misconceptions in the use of the General Linear Model applied to functional MRI: a tutorial for junior neuro-imagers. Front Neurosci 8:1.