Apply Group ICA Method into fMRI Analysis Using GIFT Package and Regression Models Público

Zhang, Tianchi (2014)

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Abstract

This paper focused on the application of group independent component analysis (ICA) method into fMRI analysis and evaluating covariate effects on independent components in group ICA. We first applied GIFT package developed by medical image analysis laboratory (MIALab) for group ICA analysis on our dataset. To evaluate the covariate effects, we considered the Mancovan package in GIFT. Our major issue with Mancovan is that it works on group IC maps instead of subject-specific IC maps for evaluating the covariate effects. To address this limitation, we propose a multivariate regression method based on subject-specific maps. We evaluated the performance of our regression approach using simulation studies that generated multi-subject fMRI data with simulated covariates. The accuracy of the method is evaluated by the Mean square error (MSE) based on the difference between the true and estimated covariate parameters. Our results show that the proposed regression method may provide a good way to assess covariate effects on spatial distributions of ICs extracted from fMRI data.

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Chapter I

Introduction………………………………………………………………………………………………………1

Overview and background………………………………………………………………………………….1

Organization of human brain………………………………………………………………………………1

fMRI……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………2

fMRI data……………………………………………………………………………………………………………3

Chapter II

Methodology and Experiment…………………………………………………………………………..5

Review of ICA methods……………………………………………………………………………………….5

Introduction to group ICA methods…………………………………………………………………….6

Description of data……………………………………………………………………………………………..9

Experiment procedure……………………………………………………………………………………….10

Simulation study………………………………………………………………………………………………..13

Chapter III

Results and Conclusions……………………………………………………………………………………16

Chapter IV

Discussion………………………………………………………………………………………………………….18

Reference……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………21

Appendix A………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….22

Appendix B..................................................................................................23

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