Statistical Challenges in "Big Data" Human Neuroimaging

Neuron. 2018 Jan 17;97(2):263-268. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2017.12.018.


Smith and Nichols discuss "big data" human neuroimaging studies, with very large subject numbers and amounts of data. These studies provide great opportunities for making new discoveries about the brain but raise many new analytical challenges and interpretational risks.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Big Data*
  • Confounding Factors, Epidemiologic
  • Datasets as Topic
  • Humans
  • Machine Learning
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Neuroimaging*
  • Phenotype
  • Sample Size