[Eeglablist] Is dipfit ever used for purposes other than localising source space data?

Kaelasha Tyler kaelasha.tyler at gmail.com
Sat Jul 6 00:11:18 PDT 2019

Hi all,

EEG and MEG data can be analysed at the level of electrodes/sensors, or on
the data as it is reconstructed back into anatomical space in the brain,
using are range of processes (Beamforming, dipole fitting, LORETA etc).

*My question is: will dipfit ever be useful if you are content carrying out
the analysis at the level of the electrodes or sensors (not in
reconstructed anatomical space)?*

To explain:
I am replicating an analysis in the literature, and reference in the paper
I am following is made to fitting dipoles using dipfit2.2. However I am not
needing to calculate eeg as it wold have occurred within the brain, but am
content performing the analysis on ICA components of data recorded at the

In this case, is there any need at all to fit dipoles using dipfit2.2 ?
Does using diptfit serve any other purpose?

Thanks in advance.

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