Functional classification of schizophrenia using feed forward neural networks

Madiha J. Jafri, Vince D. Calhoun

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Abstract

In medicine, the nature of an illness is often determined through behavioral or biological markers. The process of diagnosis becomes difficult when dealing with mental disorders since they rely primarily on behavioral markers. Schizophrenia is an example of a complex mental disorder that relies on aberrant behavior such as auditory hallucinations, dampening of emotions, paranoia, etc. This research is an attempt to determine a biological marker for schizophrenia through the use of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). In this paper, we propose a method of classification of schizophrenia and healthy controls, using a neural network approach and functional brain 'modes' estimated from resting state data using independent component analysis. A reliable technique for discriminating schizophrenia based upon fMRI would be a significant advance and may also provide additional information about the biological implications of mental illness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication28th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'06
Pages6631-6634
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event28th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'06 - New York, NY, United States
Duration: Aug 30 2006Sep 3 2006

Publication series

NameAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0589-1019

Other

Other28th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'06
CountryUnited States
CityNew York, NY
Period8/30/069/3/06

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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Jafri, M. J., & Calhoun, V. D. (2006). Functional classification of schizophrenia using feed forward neural networks. In 28th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'06 (pp. 6631-6634). [4030617] (Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1109/IEMBS.2006.260906