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Joshi, Jitesh and Saharan, Sumiti and Mandal, Pravat K (2014) BOLDSync: a MATLAB-based toolbox for synchronized stimulus presentation in functional MRI. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 223. pp. 123-132.

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Background Precise and synchronized presentation of paradigm stimuli in functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) is central to obtaining accurate information about brain regions involved in a specific task. New method In this manuscript, we present a new MATLAB-based toolbox, BOLDSync, for synchronized stimulus presentation in fMRI. Results BOLDSync provides a user friendly platform for design and presentation of visual, audio, as well as multimodal audio-visual (AV) stimuli in functional imaging experiments. We present simulation experiments that demonstrate the millisecond synchronization accuracy of BOLDSync, and also illustrate the functionalities of BOLDSync through application to an AV fMRI study. Comparison with existing methods BOLDSync gains an advantage over other available proprietary and open-source toolboxes by offering a user friendly and accessible interface that affords both precision in stimulus presentation and versatility across various types of stimulus designs and system setups. Conclusions BOLDSync is a reliable, efficient, and versatile solution for synchronized stimulus presentation in fMRI study. Abbreviations ASFa simple frameworkAVaudio-visualBOLDblood oxygen level dependentfMRIfunctional magnetic resonance imagingGUIgraphical user interfaceHIDhuman interface deviceNDynsno. of dynamicsNINational InstrumentsPCIperipheral component interconnectRCUresponse collection unitSDUsound and display unitSPSstimulus presentation systemTRrepetition timeVLCVLC media playerWaVEwake-forest visual experimentation

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Neurodegenerative Disorders
Neuro-Oncological Disorders
Neurocognitive Processes
Neuronal Development and Regeneration
Informatics and Imaging
Genetics and Molecular Biology
Depositing User: Dr. D.D. Lal
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2017 05:20
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2021 11:51
URI: http://nbrc.sciencecentral.in/id/eprint/133

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