Hi Hellen,

Okay, I think you are using MNI's standard mesh, and David performed a 
registration between MNI and PALS ~2008, so that bridge exists (i.e., it should 
not be too hard to get the Brodmann parcellation onto the MNI mesh).

But it sounds like you want to do a Brodmann Area (BA) lookup in volume-land 
(i.e., voxel vs vertex).  Why not use one of the multiple volumetric anatomical 
atlases (e.g., 
 that were designed for volumes?

It is possible to generate a ribbon of specified inner and outer thinkness 
around a surface, in order to project a parcellation from surface-land into 
volume-land, but the intersection of the resulting volumetric parcellation with 
your data is highly dependent on how well that surface represents/captures your 
target mapping substrate.

This is likely to be confusing, but hopefully it will lead to an enlightening 


On Jan 13, 2015, at 8:16 PM, Hellen Chen <hellen1...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear CARET experts,
> Recently, I am doing the study on which I need to pick up the coordinate of 
> each voxel based on Brodmann template in MNI space. More specifically, the 
> coordinate which will be picked up is from the "PALS-Brodmann areas (paint, 
> borders) on MNI_surf_reg atlas" in "MNI_surf_reg.BOTH.REG-with-PALS.40962". 
> But I have no idea how to do that. Specially I also need to know the 
> affiliation between the voxel and brodmann regions.  Would you like to give 
> me help for how to deal with it, please?
> Thank you so much.
> Best,
> Hellen
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