[caret-users] difficulty in flattening my partial hemisphere

Donna Dierker donna at brainvis.wustl.edu
Mon Dec 7 08:24:03 CST 2009

Hi Alex,

Boy, I haven't done this myself.  I watched David do this for Dr. 
Dickman once, if I recall correctly, and it was more involved than I 
would have anticipated.

Have you tried using Surface: Flatten full or partial hemisphere: 
Partial Hemisphere (Fiducial)?

I'm not sure it would work, but it is what I would try.


On 12/06/2009 11:44 AM, Alex Artaki wrote:
> Hello,
> I am quite new to Caret. In short, I wish to produce a flat 
> representation of a single fold of Macaque visual cortex which 
> includes the postlunate gyrus and lunate sulcus. Cross-sections of the 
> comprising contours are S-shaped (the fiducial surface closely 
> resembles a sheet of paper tightly curled into an S). I am attaching a 
> screen shot for further clarification. My difficulty arises in the 
> initial inflation step, where during the inflation towards a sphere, 
> the tighter curve of the S folds onto itself. I am attaching an image 
> of this as well. The geometry of my surface doesn't seem amenable to 
> flattening with the intermediate spherical method. I would love to 
> simply take both ends and stretch it out. Are there alternative ways 
> to the flattening tutorial (or is there something I've missed) to 
> obtain a flat surface from my S-shaped surface? I would appreciate any 
> help, suggestions, and direction. Thank you very much.
> Alex
> -- 
> Alexander Artaki
> Johns Hopkins University
> Department of Neuroscience
> Zanvyl-Kreiger Mind Brain Institute
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