CONN team

The CONN toolbox creator and lead developer is Alfonso Nieto-Castanon. The toolbox originated as part of a collaboration with Susan Whitfield-Gabrieli at the MIT Gabrieli Lab, McGovern Institute of Brain Research, and it has since been supported by the Gabrieli Lab (McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Guenther Lab (Sargent College, Boston University), and Whitfield-Gabrieli Lab (Northeastern Biomedical Imaging Center, Center for Cognitive and Brain Health, Northeastern University). Sheeba Arnold Anteraper, senior Programmer at the McGovern Institute, is also an active collaborator and part of the CONN team. Robert L. Savoy directs and organizes the official CONN workshops at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging of the Massachusetts General Hospital.

The toolbox uses, integrates, or borrows extensively from the following sources:

  • SPM: Statistical Parametric Mapping package. Software developed by members & collaborators of the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging
  • ART: Artifact detection/identification toolbox. Software developed by members & collaborators of the Gabrieli Lab at MIT
  • NBS: Network Based Statistics connectome software. Developed by Andrew Zalesky at the University of Melbourne
  • FreeSurfer: Software suite for processing and analyzing brain MRI data. Developed by the Laboratory for Computational Neuroimaging at the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging.
  • BCT: Brain Connectivity Toolbox. Network analysis software developed by Olaf Sporns and Mika Rubinov among other members & collaborators of Indiana University.

The toolbox is developed in Matlab, and it is distributed as Matlab source code, as well as pre-compiled executable files which do not require access to Matlab installations or licenses.