Institute / McGill University)
Brainstorm is a collaborative,
open-source application dedicated to the analysis of brain
recordings: MEG, EEG, fNIRS, ECoG, depth electrodes and
animal electrophysiology. Our objective is to share a
comprehensive set of user-friendly tools with the scientific
community using MEG/EEG as an experimental technique.
For physicians and researchers, the main advantage of
Brainstorm is its rich and intuitive graphic interface,
which does not require any programming knowledge. We are
also putting the emphasis on practical aspects of data
analysis (e.g., with scripting for batch analysis and
intuitive design of analysis pipelines) to promote reproducibility
and productivity in MEG/EEG research. Finally, although
Brainstorm is developed with Matlab (and Java), it does
not require users to own a Matlab license: an executable,
platform-independent (Windows, MacOS, Linux) version is
made available in the downloadable package. To get an
overview of the interface, you can watch this introduction
Please note that places on this workshop are limited.
However, places on the workshopare still currently available.
The participants are required to
bring a laptop (an external
mouse will add to your comfort). In order to make the
session as efficient as possible, we ask all the attendees
to download, install and test
the software and sample dataset on their laptops prior
to the workshop.
MRC Cognition and
Brain Sciences Unit, 15 Chaucer Rd,
The Unit is located 15 Chaucer Road, at the
end of a quiet residential street off Trumpington
Road (A1134), one of the main roads in and
out of Cambridge. We are only 1 mile from
Cambridge city centre, Cambridge train station
and the University. Addenbrookes hospital
is 2 miles away.
The workshop is being held in the lecture
theatre at the Unit, but you will need to
register your arrival at the Reception desk
beforehand. If you are likely to be late,
or if you need to contact the organisers urgently,
please phone Tony Steffert on 07966 484
289 (rather than phoning the MRC Cognition
and Brain Sciences Unit).
Walking to the Unit is easy as it is only
about 1 mile from Cambridge city centre, train
station and main central bus pick up/drop
off locations. It will take about 20 minutes
on average to the Unit and there are a variety
of urban and scenic routes. Addenbrookes hospital
is 2 miles from the Unit so if that is too
far for you then we would recommend taking
the bus, a taxi or cycling.
Below are some directions to help you get
to the CBU along with a map created by the
council of some walking routes around the
Directions from the train station
Directions from Cambridge city centre
(main bus pick up/drop off locations nearby
The Unit is well connected by cycle paths
with easy access to the City centre, train
station, University and Addenbrookes hospital.
Cycling is the most popular way to get around
Cambridge and is the best way to see the city.
Below you can find useful local information
for cycling in Cambridge and finding your
way safely to the CBU.
Cambridge station is located only 1 mile
away from the Unit and can be walked to in
around 20 minutes. There is also cycle hire
at the station and a taxi rank. Cambridge
is well connected to London’s Kings Cross
and Liverpool St stations taking about an
hour. There are also good connections from
the Midlands, North and East with some needing
a change at Ely.
Here is a link to the national rail site
where you can find train times and information.
There also a rail map to national routes
The closest bus stops to the Unit are the
Nuffield hospital stops (Stop ID: CMBDGATP)
going in and out of Cambridge on Trumpington
Road. The stops are on the Trumpington Park
and Ride bus route that goes to and from Downing
Street (next to Parkers Piece in the centre).
For Addenbrookes hospital the Uni 4 bus stops
on Brooklands avenue opposite the exit of
For other local buses we recommend going
to the train station or central bus stops
and walking if possible. These are the closest
stops for the guided
busway. If you are travelling nationally
then you will either be dropped off at the
central bus station or the Trumpington Park
and Ride where you can use one of the services
The main drop off and pick up points centrally
in Cambridge, including the main bus station,
are located on the following roads: Parkside,
Drummer Street, Emmanuel Street and Regent
Street. There are also many stops for local
buses at the Train Station.
Links for local and national bus route providers
It takes around 24 minutes
to walk from the bus station to the Unit.
The Unit has a limited capacity for parking
and we do not offer site parking unless it
has been pre-arranged with a member of staff.
If you need to park then there is a free carpark
next to Lammas Land park in Newnham (opens
at 10am) or use the Trumpington Park and Ride
site off the M11 (Junction 11). By car the
Park and Ride is the easiest way to get to
us and avoid traffic. Please look at the links
below for other parking options.
Below are some links to find alternative
parking, information about the Park and Ride
There are 5 Park & Ride locations for
Cambridge. The most convenient is the Trumpington
Park & Ride, just off the M11. The nearest
bus stop to the Unit is the "Nuffield Hospital"
stop on Trumpington Road, around 7 minutes
walk from the Unit. Info.
Parking currently £4 a day (£3
for the bus and £1 for the parking)
There are two taxi ranks, one at the train
station and one on Regent Street. For car
hire there is a Hertz and National car hire
located near the train station and more on
If you have travelled by plane to one of
the London airports then getting to Cambridge
and the CBU is quite quick and easy. Stansted
is the nearest airport to the CBU being only
around 30mins to Cambridge by car and train.
If you are getting the train from any of the
airports Cambridge station is only 1 mile
from the Unit. Buses arriving in Cambridge
from these airports will typically go to either
the central bus station or the Park and Ride
site in Trumpington. You can find information
on how to get here from these drop off points
in the other tabs. If you hire a car from
Stansted or Gatwick then coming via the M11
using (Junction 11) is the quickest route.
For Heathrow we recommend using the A1, A505
For some information about places to eat,
drink, stay, along with local entertainment
and events in Cambridge, please visit http://www.visitcambridge.org/
You are advised to book your accommodation
early, as Cambridge in the Summer is a busy