Context - Normal Mapping

Normal Mapping

Normal Mapping is appropriate when the experiment exclusively contrasts imaging data within exclusively healthy or normal subject groups. The context of normal mapping also excludes any subjects under the influence of drugs or undergoing any treatments. So normal mapping experiments should not be co-coded with disease, pharmacology or treatment. For experiments that have a borderline subject group that looks like it could use both normal mapping and one of these contexts, do not code it as normal mapping.

In some cases, normal mapping can be co-coded with other contexts. Children and elderly normals, non-native speakers, and groups of exclusively left-handed or female subjects, are all eligible to be considered Normal Mapping, provided they don't have another reason to be excluded.

Co-coded Terms

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