Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Focal Cortical Dysplasia Findings

A colleague of mine has just had a new article published in the journal Brain Research (I'm third author on this paper). The study looks at patients with Focal Cortical Dysplasia, a medical condition that predisposes the patient to developing epilepsy. Our work looked at a large collection of brain MRI examinations of patients with Focal Cortical Dysplasia and compared them with a pool of typically developing participants.

Sorting Statistic Based Assessment of Group-wise Differences

I recently published an article in the Journal of Healthcare Engineering demonstrating a minor adaptation of a component from my (now rather old) PhD thesis. The technique is based on sorting statistics and is compared with the established Cohen's d statistic for assessing effect size (the amount of difference observed between two groups of samples). Cohen's d statistic assumes that the measurements available follow a 'normal' (or Gaussian or Bell-shaped) distribution, whereas the approach I developed makes no such assumptions.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Structural Development of the Human Brain - The Clinical View

Last year I published an article in the excellent journal Human Brain Mapping that analyzes a huge population of patients across a wide range of developmental ages who received clinical imaging at Boston Children's Hospital. You can check out the article here.