Statistical Parametric Mapping - for MATLAB users and SPM novices 

 Dr. Todd PatakyDr. Mark Robinson & Prof. Jos Vanrenterghem

This tutorial will get you started with spm1d for MATLAB for the analysis of 1D data including forces, kinematics and EMG. We will begin with spm1d's implementations of 0D tests to help you become accustomed to the spm1d interface and its outputs. We'll then walk-through 1D t-tests, regression and ANOVA, highlighting important points regarding statistical outputs and their interpretations. We will also provide a conceptual overview of SPM theory by demonstrating the commonalities between 0D and 1D analysis. We will finish with slides regarding more advanced tests and future spm1d developments. Digital documentation and worksheets will be distributed to attendees; both MATLAB and Python files will be distributed but the workshop demonstrations will conducted in MATLAB only. MATLAB and basic statistics experience is expected but SPM experience is not. WARNING: there will be substantial overlap with our Online Workshop materials (


Todd C. Pataky is an Associate Professor in Human Health Sciences at Kyoto University. He has published over 90 articles in peer-reviewed journals, most of which pertain directly to theoretical and applied aspects of SPM. He is the primary developer of spm1d, rft1d, and power1d, open-source software packages for statistical analyses of one-dimensional continuous data.

Mark A. Robinson is a Reader in Biomechanics at Liverpool John Moores University. His research spans clinical, and sports biomechanics and he uses SPM methodology for the analysis of complex human movement data. He is also interested in the pedagogy of statistics and how complex ideas can be best taught in both an applied and theoretical context.

Jos Vanrenterghem is a Professor in Biomechanics at KU Leuven. He teaches biomechanics across undergraduate and postgraduate levels, providing him with a good insight into the common issues that students face when analysing biomechanical data. He has also delivered a series of workshops on research practise in Biomechanics and devotes much of his work to making biomechanics available to those with limited mathematical or engineering formation.