A new interactive open-source software tool for charting human brain growth trends and milestones from <0 to 100 years
The project led by Richard Bethlehem, Research Associate at the Autism Research Centre and the Brain Mapping Unit, has developed an interactive open-source software tool for normative and clinical brain reference chart visualisation and estimation.
The product of over 200 researchers working together to aggregate data from over 100,000 individuals across six continents, combined the tool comprises over 120,000 structural brain scans and up to 1,400,000 computing hours processing them.
BrainChart aims to provide intuitive and reproducible visualisation of lifespan brain developmental trajectories. It also allows the interactive computation of normalised referenced centile scores for novel data.
BrainChart enables researchers to:
- Visualise various summary demographics of the dataset used in the model generation.
- Visualise lifespan trajectories of brain development and ageing.
- Visualise clinical cohorts’ deviations and compare them.
- Run normative models to extract centile scores for new datasets.
Read the accompanying publication here>> https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.06.08.447489v1