Monday, March 28, 2016

Multivariate Analyses in Neurodevelopmental Disorders

I recently published an article on the use of multivariate analyses in neurodevelopmental disorders among pediatric populations receiving brain MRI examinations. This review article covers the state of the research literature on developmental disorders such as autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, epilepsy, cortical dysplasia, schizophrenia, etc. for studies that include multivariate analyses. Multivariate analyses are such that they involve the simultaneous assessment of multiple variables at the same time (normal studies will only consider each measured variable individually). Since many measurements are obtainable from a single MRI examination, multivariate techniques have the potential to identify combinations of underlying physiological conditions associated with a variety of different neurodevelopmental disorders.