You could customise our maximum probability map based on 20 healthy
adult subjects (Hammers A, Allom R et al., Hum Brain Mapping 2003). It
contains the superior temporal gyrus and the middle/inferior temporal
gyrus in MNI/ICBM152 space after normalisation with SPM(99); the STS
would simply be the lateral boundary. You could determine the boundary
voxels and then grow that region; this would give you the region of high
probability location of the STS in MNI/ICBM space.
However, at the time we had only followed the sulcus from the anterior
end of the amygdala to a posterior landmark of the hippocampus;
depending on your tasks that may not be anterior or posterior enough.
New improved versions are in the making but not available yet (except
for two year olds: http://www.brain-development.org/).
If after looking at the paper you think you want to give it a go, the
maxprobmap is available free for academic use through Imperial
All the best and hope this helps,
From: SPM (Statistical Parametric Mapping) [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
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Sent: 02 September 2008 13:23
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Subject: [SPM] creating a STS mask
I was wondering if anyone knows how to create a mask for the superior
I read the paper by Taku Ochiai et al (Neuroimage, 2004), however, I'm
not so sure how this might be achieved.