Questions about covaraites in group-level statistical analysis

Dear Experts

Here is a couple of questions regarding a covariate analysis for rsfMRI:

  1. For motion regreseed (as Text Covariates) -> choose mean FD value in headmotion.tsv under the the directory of Realignment right?
  2. For global iFC correlation (as Covariate images)-> which files should I pick up? (FC_FunImgARglobalCWF?)
  3. Gray matter portion (as Covaraite images) ->choose wc*.
  4. Any suggested reading or example for ANCOVA and repeat measure setup

Thanks for considering my request!



Computing connectivity with ROI yields the same cluster. Reasons?

Hi everyone,

after preprocessing I computed functional connectivity of one cluster (one node of the DMN predefined in the toolbox: x = -6 y = 52 z = -2). I did this for 20 subjects. Afterwards I computed a t-test versus zero (SPM contrast: 1) based on the connectivity map of each participant.



DPARSF for Rat Data Errors and Questions


I am new to using DPARSF and have watched the videos discussing how to you use it for both human and rat data. I still had a few questions though because I still cant get my data to process properly.

1) Do we need whole brain data? (I have 9 slices spanning 1 mm per slice in our interested regions)

2) Our data is in a 128 x 128 matrix, will this cause issues when using the 96x96x30 rat brain template?


Error in computing ALFF

Matlab command:
Computing ALFF...


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cannot extract measures from sample matrices

Can anybody answer the query I posted below one week ago? I also neglected to mention that the error messages below are printed to the matlab terminal.




Cell contents reference from a non-cell array object.


Error in GraphVar_getDialogData>check_StructureName (line 339)

if isscalar(handles.vpNamesNeo{2})



Error in GraphVar_getDialogData (line 82)




Error in GraphVar_calc (line 29)

Mismatch between coordinates of defined ROI and Matlab output

Hi everyone, I have the following problem: I tried to compute functional connectivity by using the 'Define ROI' button. As ROI I selected one of the Default ROIs (taken from Andrew-Hannas nodes of the DMN). This Region had the following coordinates: -6 52 2 (radius: 5). However, the following output in the Matlab command window does not fit these coordinates. See the following lines ...


Question about Mixed effect analysis


   我想请教下关于mixed effect analysis的问题。我想看下实验组和对照组治疗前后ALFF差异,做了mixed effect analysis, 其中interaction effect做出4个脑区。我又做了下每个组治疗前后各自的差异,实验组发现5个脑区,对照组发现7个脑区,这些脑区与之前的4个脑区不全相同。我的问题是,是否需要再单独做治疗前后配对样本t检验,还是重点放在interaction发现的4个脑区上就可以了?另外,mixe分析做出的group effect和condition effect意义是不是不大,是否还需要单独讨论?







cannot extract measures from sample matrices

I have read the GraphVar manual - it's all very clear. I want to get used to simply calculating and exporting graph measures using the Conn Matrix files in the sample workspace.  I have loaded just two of the files (to make it quicker) and chosen to calculate measures on the weighted matrices. I chose to extract the Weighted: Strength (UND) values. When I try to do this it just locks the screen and doesn't show anything else (i.e. progress bars). I don't receive any error messages. I have tried on other weighted measures and experience the same thing.



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