What Space Are You In?

Benjamin Zimmerman
16 min readSep 18, 2022

In neuroscience research, we spend a lot of time trying to make sense of brain images. I spend a good part of most of my days answering the question, “what space am I in?” That’s the cool-kid lingo for talking about what kind of image you are working with. There’s “native space”, “corrected space”, “standard space”, “surface space”, “anatomical space”, “functional space”, …, the list goes on and on. For most students that work with brain imaging data, figuring out how to think clearly about all these spaces is difficult, headache-inducing work. But over time you begin to build an intuition about how to deal with…

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Benjamin Zimmerman

Neuroscientist whimsically musing about the brain, cognition, and reaching our fullest potential