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revised Structural neuroimaging processing with FreeSurfer or SPM?
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answered Structural neuroimaging processing with FreeSurfer or SPM?
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comment Structural neuroimaging processing with FreeSurfer or SPM?
I would suggest you to read a little about surface based morphometry (what FreeSurfer implements) and voxel based morphometry (which is the approach behind SPM) before settling your choice.
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comment Structural neuroimaging processing with FreeSurfer or SPM?
I prefer FreeSurfer's approach and it was what I used for my Master's. In fact, I have used R but not integrated with FreeSurfer. However it wasn't difficult to read what I needed from FreeSurfer in R.
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comment Structural neuroimaging processing with FreeSurfer or SPM?
I used SPM only when I got access to a machine with a licensed MATLAB. I know it is possible to get a standalone SPM but this scenario exclude the use of contributed SPM toolboxes. Perhaps core SPM could suffice for you.
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comment Structural neuroimaging processing with FreeSurfer or SPM?
It is really difficult to give you an objective answer. I know fans of both tools. I have used both but my group mostly used FreeSurfer. SPM is a MATLAB mex, but FreeSurfer only can be used on POSIX-like Operating Systems (so Linux and MacOS but not Windows natively). "Simply extracting volumes" is not something I really believe in. Both tools have a different set of hypothesis underneath them. If you only knows Windows, then FreeSurfer starts lagging for you. I used it in Windows by means of a VirtualBox image of a Linux machine with FreeSurfer installed and also directly on a Mac machine.
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