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2010
Springer

Sparse Regression Models of Pain Perception

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Sparse Regression Models of Pain Perception
Discovering brain mechanisms underlying pain perception remains a challenging neuroscientific problem with important practical applications, such as developing better treatments for chronic pain. Herein, we focus on statistical analysis of functional MRI (fMRI) data associated with pain stimuli. While the traditional mass-univariate GLM [8] analysis of pain-related brain activation can miss potentially informative voxel interaction patterns, our approach relies instead on multivariate predictive modeling methods such as sparse regression (LASSO [17] and, more generally, Elastic Net (EN) [18]) that can learn accurate predictive models of pain and simultaneously discover brain activity patterns (relatively small subsets of voxels) allowing for such predictions. Moreover, we investigate the effect of temporal (time-lagged) information, often ignored in traditional fMRI studies, on the predictive accuracy and on the selection of brain areas relevant to pain perception. We demonstrate that...
Irina Rish, Guillermo A. Cecchi, Marwan N. Baliki,
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Type Journal
Year 2010
Where BRAIN
Authors Irina Rish, Guillermo A. Cecchi, Marwan N. Baliki, A. Vania Apkarian
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