## Handy programs to visualize NIRS data (6): plotAverage

This is the 6th post of the series: Handy programs to visualize NIRS data When we do an experiment, we often repeat an event (or block) for a few times. For example, in a typical finger tapping task, we ask the participants to do a finger tapping for

## Handy programs to visualize NIRS data (5): plot2

Let’s say you have two correlated variables, x and y. You may have more then one data points with x=10 and y=5. But if you do a scatter plot all these data points of the same value will become a single dot. You may want to use circles with size

## Handy programs to visualize NIRS data (4): wt

In case you need to visualize your time series in both time and frequency domain (or just frequency domain), you can use the wt (wavelet transform) function in the Cross Wavelet and Wavelet Coherence toolbox by Grinsted et al. I often find the color

## Handy programs to visualize NIRS data (3): plotFFT

Sometimes you wish to know the spectrum of a time series. plotFFT is a handy function for this purpose. You instantly know the power of the signal at each frequency. Here is an example on how to use this function: figure; plotFFT(randn(1,1000)); Sour

## Handy programs to visualize NIRS data (2): plotTopoMap

Often you need to view the spatial pattern of activation as in the example below. plotTopoMap allows you to do that. It probably only works for Hitachi devices where the spatial relationship between channels are known. In the above example, the activ

## Handy programs to visualize NIRS data (1): plotTraces

You often need to plot the time series of NIRS signal from all channels with event indicators (See the example below). plotTraces can do that easily. In the above example, time series of all 24 channels are plotted. The number on the y-axis indicates

## What does a wavelet transform plot tell you?

Let’s say you collected some brain data (time series) using NIRS while the participants were performing a task (say finger tapping), and you use the wt function in the “Cross Wavelet and Wavelet Coherence Toolbox” (link dead. Please