A Bayesian probit model with spatially varying coefficients for brain decoding using fMRI data
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AbstractRecent advances in human neuroimaging have shown that it is possible to accurately decode how the brain perceives information based only on non-invasive functional magnetic resonance imaging measurements of brain activity. Two commonly used statistical approaches, namely, univariate analysis and multivariate pattern analysis often lead to distinct patterns of selected voxels. One current debate in brain decoding concerns whether the brain's representation of sound categories is localized or distributed. We hypothesize that the distributed pattern of voxels selected by most multivariate pattern analysis models can be an artifact due to the spatial correlation among voxels. Here, we propose a Bayesian spatially varying coefficient model, where the spatial correlation is modeled through the variance-covariance matrix of the model coefficients. Combined with a proposed region selection strategy, we demonstrate that our approach is effective in identifying the truly localized patterns of the voxels while maintaining robustness to discover truly distributed pattern. In addition, we show that localized or clustered patterns can be artificially identified as distributed if without proper usage of the spatial correlation information in fMRI data. Copyright (c) 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
All Author(s) ListZhang FQ, Jiang WX, Wong P, Wang JP
Journal nameStatistics in Medicine
Year2016
Month10
Day1
Volume Number35
Issue Number24
PublisherWILEY-BLACKWELL
Pages4380 - 4397
ISSN0277-6715
eISSN1097-0258
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Keywordsbrain decoding; classification; fMRI; multivariate pattern analysis; variable selection
Web of Science Subject CategoriesMathematical & Computational Biology; Mathematics; Medical Informatics; Medicine, Research & Experimental; Public, Environmental & Occupational Health; Research & Experimental Medicine; Statistics & Probability

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