Directional Analysis with Non-Linear Datasets

Oct. 14, 2022

Using data from neuroimaging, scientists can identify associations between different brain regions. Given that this relies on multivariate functional data, can more advanced statistical techniques enable a stronger understanding of what is happening in the brain?

Kuang-Yao Lee develops a functional structural equation model using directional analysis, which allows scientists to determine causal relationships between activity in different brain regions. 

Lee also finds that the algorithms of his model are theoretically sound and consistently produce accurate results. Neuroscientists can apply the model to neurological data to better understand the mechanisms of neurological diseases and develop appropriate treatments.