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 +Note that this reference documentation is identical to the help that is displayed in MATLAB when you type "help ft_prepare_neighbours"​.
 +  <a href=/​reference/​ft_prepare_neighbours><​font color=green>​FT_PREPARE_NEIGHBOURS</​font></​a>​ finds the neighbours of the channels based on three
 +  different methods. Using the '​distance'​-method,​ prepare_neighbours is
 +  based on a minimum neighbourhood distance (in cfg.neighbourdist). The
 +  '​triangulation'​-method calculates a triangulation based on a
 +  two-dimenstional projection of the sensor position. The '​template'​-method
 +  loads a default template for the given data type. prepare_neighbours
 +  should be verified using cfg.feedback ='​yes'​ or by calling
 +  ft_neighbourplot
 +  The positions of the channel are specified in a gradiometer or electrode configuration or
 +  from a layout. The sensor configuration can be passed into this function in three ways:
 +   (1) in a configuration field,
 +   (2) in a file whose name is passed in a configuration field, and that can be imported using <a href=/​reference/​ft_read_sens><​font color=green>​FT_READ_SENS</​font></​a>,​ or
 +   (3) in a data field.
 +  Use as
 +    neighbours = ft_prepare_neighbours(cfg,​ data)
 +  The configuration can contain
 +    cfg.method ​       = '​distance',​ '​triangulation'​ or '​template'​
 +    cfg.neighbourdist = number, maximum distance between neighbouring sensors (only for '​distance'​)
 +    cfg.template ​     = name of the template file, e.g. CTF275_neighb.mat
 +    cfg.layout ​       = filename of the layout, see <a href=/​reference/​ft_prepare_layout><​font color=green>​FT_PREPARE_LAYOUT</​font></​a>​
 +    cfg.channel ​      = channels for which neighbours should be found
 +    cfg.feedback ​     = '​yes'​ or '​no'​ (default = '​no'​)
 +  The EEG or MEG sensor positions can be present in the data or can be specified as
 +    cfg.elec ​         = structure with electrode positions, see <a href=/​reference/​ft_datatype_sens><​font color=green>​FT_DATATYPE_SENS</​font></​a>​
 +    cfg.grad ​         = structure with gradiometer definition, see <a href=/​reference/​ft_datatype_sens><​font color=green>​FT_DATATYPE_SENS</​font></​a>​
 +    cfg.elecfile ​     = name of file containing the electrode positions, see <a href=/​reference/​ft_read_sens><​font color=green>​FT_READ_SENS</​font></​a>​
 +    cfg.gradfile ​     = name of file containing the gradiometer definition, see <a href=/​reference/​ft_read_sens><​font color=green>​FT_READ_SENS</​font></​a>​
 +  The output is an array of structures with the "​neighbours"​ which is
 +  structured like this:
 +         ​neighbours(1).label = '​Fz';​
 +         ​neighbours(1).neighblabel = {'​Cz',​ '​F3',​ '​F3A',​ '​FzA',​ '​F4A',​ '​F4'​};​
 +         ​neighbours(2).label = '​Cz';​
 +         ​neighbours(2).neighblabel = {'​Fz',​ '​F4',​ '​RT',​ '​RTP',​ '​P4',​ '​Pz',​ '​P3',​ '​LTP',​ '​LT',​ '​F3'​};​
 +         ​neighbours(3).label = '​Pz';​
 +         ​neighbours(3).neighblabel = {'​Cz',​ '​P4',​ '​P4P',​ '​Oz',​ '​P3P',​ '​P3'​};​
 +         etc.
 +  Note that a channel is not considered to be a neighbour of itself.
 +  See also <a href=/​reference/​ft_neighbourplot><​font color=green>​FT_NEIGHBOURPLOT</​font></​a>​