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An fMRI Normative Database for Connectivity Networks Using One-Class Support Vector Machines

Sato, JR; Martin, MDM; Fujita, A; Mourao-Miranda, J; Brammer, MJ; Amaro, E; (2009) An fMRI Normative Database for Connectivity Networks Using One-Class Support Vector Machines. HUM BRAIN MAPP , 30 (4) 1068 - 1076. 10.1002/hbm.20569.

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Abstract

The application of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) in neuroscience studies has increased enormously in the last decade. Although primarily used to map brain regions activated by specific stimuli, many studies have shown that fMRI can also be useful in identifying interactions between brain regions (functional and effective connectivity). Despite the widespread use of fMRI as a research tool, clinical applications of brain connectivity as studied by fMRI are not well established. One possible explanation is the lack of normal pattern, and intersubject variability-two variables that are still largely uncharacterized in most patient populations of interest. In the current study, we combine the identification of functional connectivity networks extracted by using Spearman partial correlation with the use of a one-class support vector machine in order construct a normative database. An application of this approach is illustrated using an fMRI dataset of 43 healthy Subjects performing a visual working memory task. In addition, the relationships between the results obtained and behavioral data are explored. Hum Brain Mapp 30:1068-1076, 2009. (C) 2008 Wiley-Liss. Inc.

Type:Article
Title:An fMRI Normative Database for Connectivity Networks Using One-Class Support Vector Machines
DOI:10.1002/hbm.20569
Keywords:fMRI, one-class, support vector machine, connectivity, normative database, FUNCTIONAL MRI DATA, MOTOR CORTEX, BRAIN, IMAGES, STATES
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Computer Science

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