Can Machine Learning fMRI Be A Computer Aided Diagnosis Tool For Brain Diseases?
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Victor Vergara is a researcher affiliated with the Mind Research Network. Dr. Vergara has developed algorithms for assessing information and its flow among brain areas, as well as methods to fuse multiple data modalities. The application of these analyses to diffusion and functional MRI, electroencephalography (EEG), magnetoencephalography (MEG) and behavioral data aims at enhancing our knowledge of addiction, traumatic brain injury, schizophrenia, psychopathy and other neuropathologies.

                       

Can Machine Learning fMRI Be A Computer Aided Diagnosis Tool For Brain Diseases?

Recent statistics show that about half of the population in the US suffers from at least one type of health problem including mental illness, substance use disorders, or chronic medical conditions (Walker & Druss, 2017). Substance use and mental disorders are both considered brain diseases (Volkow, Koob, & McLellan, 2016). Brain disorders are a major worldwide problem as also pointed out in studies analyzing data from the World Health Organization Global Survey (Murray & Lopez, 1997; Silberner, 2017). A better...

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