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Confunded correlations: statistical limitations in the analysis of interregional relationships of cerebral metabolic activity

Ford, I. (1986) Confunded correlations: statistical limitations in the analysis of interregional relationships of cerebral metabolic activity. Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism, 6 (3). pp. 385-388. ISSN 0271-678X

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Abstract

Various statistical approaches have been applied to tomographic determinations of glucose utilization putatively to gain insight into functional interrelationships in the brain. An approach based on the use of a partial correlation coefficient has been proposed to eliminate the distorting influence of systematic interpatient differences in glucose utilization. It is shown, by examination of explicit statistical models, that this form of analysis does not permit unambiguous conclusions to be drawn.

Item Type:Article
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Ford, Prof Ian
Authors: Ford, I.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Robertson Centre
Journal Name:Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
Publisher:Nature Publishing Group
ISSN:0271-678X
ISSN (Online):1559-7016
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