Robust Ordering of Independent Spatial Components of fMRI Data Using Canonical Correlation Analysis

  • Wang Shijie
  • Luo Limin
  • Zhou Weiping
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4142)


The lack of consistent ordering of components resulted from independent component analysis poses a significant obstacle to the pervasive application of this method on fMRI data analysis. Based on the temporal correlation of physiological noise components of fMRI data and that of cerebrospinal fluid data, the ordering of independent spatial components is ranked using canonical correlation analysis. The proposed method can robustly identify the task-related spatial component without any prior information about the functional activation paradigm. The experimental results of analyzing the real fMRI data show the reliability of the presented method.


Independent Component Analysis Canonical Correlation Analysis fMRI Data Independent Component Analysis Blind Source Separation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wang Shijie
    • 1
  • Luo Limin
    • 1
  • Zhou Weiping
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Image Science and Technology, Department of Computer Science and EngineeringSoutheast UniversityNanjingChina

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