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Title: Reproducibility analysis in sensorimotor and language tasks: implications for clinical functional magnetic resonance imaging.
Authors: Law, Amos Li Xiong.
Keywords: DRNTU::Social sciences::Psychology::Psychological testing
Issue Date: 2010
Abstract: In clinical functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), p-value thresholds are typically applied to activation maps to investigate activation intensity. Problems with this methodology include: 1) averaging conceals richness of data, 2) appropriate p-values, 3) emphasis on small p-values, and 4) moderately activated functional regions cannot surpass rigorous p-value thresholds. Similar challenges arise when applying clinical fMRI to evaluate a single patient, in addition to a lack of normative standards for comparison. We propose using reproducibility analysis (RA) with the thresholding method to provide an added dimension of information: reliability of a brain region’s activation over time. We found that sensorimotor tasks involving primary cortical areas produced more robust and reproducible activations than language tasks involving higher cognition and association cortex.
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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