The statistical interaction of cerebral specialization and integration in the interpretation of dynamic brain images.

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Two constructs of brain function, namely cerebral specialization and integration, have been examined in the analysis of blood flow and metabolic function resulting from dynamic imaging procedures. The purpose of the current paper is to illustrate the interaction of these two constructs at the statistical level. Because of the statistical interaction, it is argued that the currently accepted statistical evidence for cerebral specialization is, in fact, partially a function of the degree of regional cerebral integration. Therefore, found asymmetries of flow or rate may be solely a function of cerebral integration. These points are discussed with respect to developing a better understanding of stimulus/brain/behavior relations.

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@article{Clark1985TheSI, title={The statistical interaction of cerebral specialization and integration in the interpretation of dynamic brain images.}, author={Campbell M. Clark and Robert M. Kessler and Richard A. Margolin}, journal={Brain and cognition}, year={1985}, volume={4 1}, pages={7-12} }