Date of Degree
PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)
Applied Mathematical and Computational Sciences
In the field of cognitive neuroscience, there is a need for theory-based approaches to fMRI data analysis. The dynamic neural field model-based approach has been developing to meet this demand. This dissertation describes my contributions to this approach. The methods and tools were demonstrated through a case study experiment on response selection and inhibition. The experiment was analyzed via both the standard behavioral approach and the new model-based method, and the two methods were compared head to head. The methods were quantitatively comparable at the individual-level of the analysis. At the group level, the model-based method reveals distinct functional networks localized in the brain. This validates the dynamic neural field model-based approach in general as well as my recent contributions.
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