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Controlling the error in FMRI: Hypothesis testing or set estimation?

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Controlling the error in FMRI: Hypothesis testing or set estimation?
This paper describes a new methodology and associated theoretical analysis for rapid and accurate extraction of activation regions from functional MRI data. Most fMRI data analysis methods in use today adopt a hypothesis testing approach, in which the BOLD signals in individual voxels or clusters of voxels are compared to a threshold. In order to obtain statistically meaningful results, the testing must be limited to very small numbers of voxels/clusters or the threshold must be set extremely high. Furthermore, voxelization introduces partial volume effects (PVE), which present a persistent error in the localization of activity that no testing procedure can overcome. We abandon the multiple hypothesis testing approach in this paper, and instead advocate a new approach based on set estimation. Rather then attempting to control the probability of error, our method aims to control the spatial volume of the error. To do this, we view the activation regions as level sets of the statistical...
Aarti Singh, Rebecca Willett, Robert Nowak, Zachar
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Type Conference
Year 2008
Where ISBI
Authors Aarti Singh, Rebecca Willett, Robert Nowak, Zachary T. Harmany
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