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Title: Population based spatio-temporal probabilistic modelling of fMRI data
Author: Alowadi, Nahed
ISNI:       0000 0004 7426 0841
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2018
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High-dimensional functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data is characterized by complex spatial and temporal patterns related to neural activation. Mixture based Bayesian spatio-temporal modelling is able to extract spatiotemporal components representing distinct haemodyamic response and activation patterns. A recent development of such approach to fMRI data analysis is so-called spatially regularized mixture model of hidden process models (SMM-HPM). SMM-HPM can be used to reduce the four-dimensional fMRI data of a pre-determined region of interest (ROI) to a small number of spatio-temporal prototypes, sufficiently representing the spatio-temporal features of the underlying neural activation. Summary statistics derived from these features can be interpreted as quantification of (1) the spatial extent of sub-ROI activation patterns, (2) how fast the brain respond to external stimuli; and (3) the heterogeneity in single ROIs. This thesis aims to extend the single-subject SMM-HPM to a multi-subject SMM-HPM so that such features can be extracted at group-level, which would enable more robust conclusion to be drawn.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: King Abdulaziz University
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science