This software allows for creating, viewing and manipulating surface reconstructions of the cerebral and cerebellar cortex, viewing volumes and for displaying experimental data on the surfaces and volumes. While Caret is primarily a GUI application with 'caret_command' there is also a versatile command line tool, that allows access to a substantial proportion of Caret's functionality.
Caret can download and use stereotaxic atlases (human, monkey, mouse and rat) from an open online database.
Van Essen, D.C., Dickson, J., Harwell, J., Hanlon, D., Anderson, C.H. and Drury, H.A. 2001. An Integrated Software System for Surface-based Analyses of Cerebral Cortex. Journal of American Medical Informatics Association, 8(5), 443-459.