Journal article

Brain network dynamics in schizophrenia: Reduced dynamism of the default mode network

Akhil Kottaram, Leigh A Johnston, Luca Cocchi, Eleni P Ganella, Ian Everall, Christos Pantelis, Ramamohanarao Kotagiri, Andrew Zalesky

HUMAN BRAIN MAPPING | WILEY | Published : 2019


Complex human behavior emerges from dynamic patterns of neural activity that transiently synchronize between distributed brain networks. This study aims to model the dynamics of neural activity in individuals with schizophrenia and to investigate whether the attributes of these dynamics associate with the disorder's behavioral and cognitive deficits. A hidden Markov model (HMM) was inferred from resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data that was temporally concatenated across individuals with schizophrenia (n = 41) and healthy comparison individuals (n = 41). Under the HMM, fluctuations in fMRI activity within 14 canonical resting-state networks were described using a r..

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