We present a new method for constructing structural inference brain networks from functional measures of cortical features. Instead of averaging vertex-wise cortical features, we propose the use of full functions of spatial densities of measures such as thickness and use two dimensional pairwise correlations between regions to construct population networks. We show increased within group correlations for both healthy controls and toddlers with prenatal alcohol exposure compared to the existing mean-based correlation approach. Further, we also show significant differences in brain connectivity between the healthy controls and the exposed group.
Keywords: brain connectivity; brain networks; kernel density; structural association networks.