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BESA Statistics 2.0 and BESA Research 6.1

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Release of BESA Statistics 2.0 and BESA Research 6.1

Two exciting releases are about to happen in the BESA Research family:

  • BESA Statistics 2.0 will feature several important enhancements, based on our well-established non-parametric cluster permutation testing:
    • Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) for comparing more than 2 groups / conditions
    • Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA) to additionally account for the influence of another variable (covariate of no interest)
    • Correlation analysis for testing the relationship between covariates of interest and EEG / MEG data
  • Other new features include:
    • Direct reading of BrainVision data format for time and time-frequency data
    • Topographic mapping of time-frequency data averages
  • BESA Research 6.1 will boast the following new features:
    • Cortex LORETA – computation on individual or standard cortical surface, no projection
    • Cortex CLARA – recursively applied Cortex LORETA  iteratively refines the solution
    • Realistic children‘s FEM head models for various age groups based on real averaged MRIs (kindly provided by John E. Richards,  Univ South Carolina, USA)
    • New source montages for Default Mode Networks

Important reminder: Until the release of these packages, which is anticipated for end of May (BESA Statistics) and beginning of July (BESA Research), you can still purchase at the current price, with a free upgrade option to the new versions.
For more information and a quotation, please contact us.

BESA Science section launched on homepage

A new section is available on the BESA homepage representing BESA’s involvement in scientific projects, collaborations, and conferences: http://www.besa.de/science/news/. Here you will be updated on all news regarding BESA’s scientific achievements, sponsoring activities, and funding opportunities.
BESA is very proud to be part of the ChildBrain consortium that was granted funding for a European Training Network by the EU (Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions). BESA is currently recruiting an early stage researcher for the development of an automatic MRI segmentation pipeline in children. Details on the ChildBrain project and the consortium can be found on the ChildBrain website: http://www.childbrain.eu/

BESA staff member Dr. Benjamin Lanfer will be speaker in the symposium on forward modelling at the BaCI conference in Utrecht in September: http://www.baci-conference.com/keynotes-speakers/ He will be talking about automatic generation of volume conductor models of the human head for EEG source analysis.