Fieldtrip is an MEG/EEG analysis software package developed at the Donders Institute. Fieldtrip has a number of options for time-frequency analysis and coherence analysis, and starting with SPM8 shares functions and data format with SPM.

Locally Fieldtrip is installed in:


The Fieldtrip developers release nightly snapshots of the code, so Fieldtrip "versions" are denoted by date. To use Fieldtrip, add one of these folders to your Matlab path, e.g.:

addpath /imaging/local/software/fieldtrip/fieldtrip-20100111

Like other changes to your Matlab path, you can save this to your path directly (File > Set Path) or add that line to ~/matlab/startup.m.

Fieldtrip will be updated when there are major changes to the code, or otherwise just to keep current with development (every 2 months or so). Old versions will be kept for at least one year.

The current version is always linked from /imaging/local/software/fieldtrip/fieldtrip-current.

Note that to add all of the required subfolders you may want to call fieldtripdefs in your script.

Key features

Getting started

The best place to start is the series of excellent tutorials on the Fieldtrip website: and A very brief local introduction can be found at FieldtripAnalysis.