|To overcome the "parcellation problem" of
incompatible brain maps we have developed a mathematical approach named
"Objective Relational Transformation" (ORT). Combining methods from formal
logic, graph-theory and theoretical computer science, the main components
of ORT are:
operationalised codings for the description of published brain data,
an algebra of coordinate-independent transformation rules,
graphtheoretical algorithms, formal languages and finite automata for optimisation of data conversion.
flexibility by offering conversion of data into freely chosen brain maps,
reliability by using formal algorithms in the mapping process,
transparency by fully documenting the criteria and opinions on which the mapping process is based.
universality by making use of already published coordinate-independent data.
Computational | Systems | Neuroscience Group, 1997-2006