- Analysis of brain connectivity through fMRI data : Dynamic GSCA and dynamic GCANO
- Yoshio Takane (McGill University/University of Victoria)
The 21st century is said to be the century of brain sciences. If the goal of psychology lies in the elucidation of behavioral mechanisms, analysis of the relationships between brain and behavior should be one of the most important themes in psychological research, and the development of methods for analysis of brain signals should be considered a cornerstone for future research. In this talk, I discuss two models (dynamic GSCA and dynamic GCANO) designed to analyze brain connectivity based on fMRI data. These models have been developed at the Quantitative Psychology Labs in Psychology Department of McGill University under my supervision. Both of them may be considered as special cases of structural equation models (SEM), which are currently very popular in social science research.