Journal article

Is First-Order Vector Autoregressive Model Optimal for fMRI Data?

Chee-Ming Ting, Abd-Krim Seghouane, Muhammad Usman Khalid, Sh-Hussain Salleh

NEURAL COMPUTATION | MIT PRESS | Published : 2015

Abstract

We consider the problem of selecting the optimal orders of vector autoregressive (VAR) models for fMRI data. Many previous studies used model order of one and ignored that it may vary considerably across data sets depending on different data dimensions, subjects, tasks, and experimental designs. In addition, the classical information criteria (IC) used (e.g., the Akaike IC (AIC)) are biased and inappropriate for the high-dimensional fMRI data typically with a small sample size. We examine the mixed results on the optimal VAR orders for fMRI, especially the validity of the order-one hypothesis, by a comprehensive evaluation using different model selection criteria over three typical data type..

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