Functional Magnetic Resonance Imagery, Analysis of

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The study of human brain function using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) has exploded in the past decade. A standard fMRI study results in enormous amounts of data. In addition, the signal of interest is relatively weak and the data exhibit a complicated temporal and spatial noise structure. In this article, we provide an overview of the analysis of fMRI data, from the initial data acquisition to its use in locating brain activity, making inference about brain connectivity and predictions about psychological or disease states.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780080970875
ISBN (Print)9780080970868
StatePublished - Mar 26 2015


  • BOLD response
  • Brain
  • Connectivity
  • FMRI
  • Imaging
  • Multiple comparisons
  • Networks
  • Prediction
  • Preprocessing
  • Spatiotemporal data
  • Time series analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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