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ERIC Number: ED527236
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 109
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1240-1193-6
The Characterization of Brain Behavior Relationships via Cognitive Neuroinformatic Approaches
Kalar, Donald James, II
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of California, Los Angeles
The scope, breadth, and volume of data characterizing our current understanding of how the brain functions is growing at an increasingly rapid pace. What is more, theories are becoming increasing complex and nuanced, integrating knowledge from multiple previously independent sources of scientific inquiry. The research described within this dissertation outlines a set of methods of organizing and distilling the body of published scientific literature pertaining to the brain and neural systems in order to more effectively represent and present theories and data to those who seek to consume it. This includes a web-based search engine "PubBrain," which aggregates and visualizations user-driven searches based on neuroanatomic labels, a process of generating "lexicological maps," wherein latent concepts that exist within the corpus of scientific literature are extracted with respect to specific regions of interest, and a method of assessing the relative efficiency of representing patterns of observed brain activity across different brain atlases. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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