What are neuroimaging meta-analytic procedures?

S. Cortese, F. X. Castellanos, S. B. Eickhoff

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Activation likelihood estimation (ALE) meta-analyses allow investigators to integrate the results of multiple neuroimaging studies, potentially yielding novel results that may not have been evident in the individual studies. Here, we provide a brief, introductory description of ALE methods for readers without extensive expertise in neuroimaging.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-123
Number of pages3
JournalEpidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2013


  • activation likelihood estimation
  • meta-analysis
  • neuroimaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology


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