About the Book
Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) is the most widely used technique for investigating the living, functioning human brain as people perform tasks and experience mental states. It is a convergence point for multidisciplinary work from many disciplines. Psychologists, statisticians, physicists, computer scientists, neuroscientists, medical researchers, behavioral scientists, engineers, public health researchers, biologists, and others are coming together to advance our understanding of the human mind and brain. In this book we provide an introduction to fMRI, including physics and acquisition, experimental design, analysis, and inferences about brain and mind. We discuss both theoretical considerations and practical aspects of conducting fMRI studies. The book is appropriate for readers who want to learn more about fMRI, and for researchers engaged in fMRI studies.
About the Authors
Dr. Lindquist is a Professor of Biostatistics at Johns Hopkins University. He received his Ph.D. in Statistics from Rutgers University in 2001, and served as an Assistant and Associate Professor at Columbia University from 2003-2012. His research focuses on mathematical and statistical problems relating to functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI). Dr. Lindquist is actively involved in developing new analysis methods to enhance our ability to understand brain function using human neuroimaging.