Combining Brains: A Survey of Methods for Statistical Pooling of Information

  title={Combining Brains: A Survey of Methods for Statistical Pooling of Information},
  author={Nicole A. Lazar and Beatriz Luna and John A. Sweeney and William F. Eddy},
More than one subject is scanned in a typical functional brain imaging experiment. How can the scientist make best use of the acquired data to map the specific areas of the brain that become active during the performance of different tasks? It is clear that we can gain both scientific and statistical power by pooling the images from multiple subjects; furthermore, for the comparison of groups of subjects (clinical patients vs healthy controls, children of different ages, left-handed people vs… CONTINUE READING
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