Pycortex Documentation


Pycortex is a software package for generating beautiful interactive 3D visualizations of fMRI data projected onto cortical surface models. It can also generate high quality 2D flattened cortical visualizations.

This documentation is still under development. Please report errors or bugs at



If you use pycortex in published work, please cite the pycortex paper:

Gao JS, Huth AG, Lescroart MD and Gallant JL (2015) Pycortex: an interactive surface visualizer for fMRI. Front. Neuroinform. 9:23. doi: 10.3389/fninf.2015.00023

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