fmri {astsa}R Documentation

fMRI - complete data set


Data (as a vector list) from an fMRI experiment in pain, listed by location and stimulus. The data are BOLD signals when a stimulus was applied for 32 seconds and then stopped for 32 seconds. The signal period is 64 seconds and the sampling rate was one observation every 2 seconds for 256 seconds (n = 128). The number of subjects under each condition varies.


The LOCATIONS of the brain where the signal was measured were [1] Cortex 1: Primary Somatosensory, Contralateral, [2] Cortex 2: Primary Somatosensory, Ipsilateral, [3] Cortex 3: Secondary Somatosensory, Contralateral, [4] Cortex 4: Secondary Somatosensory, Ipsilateral, [5] Caudate, [6] Thalamus 1: Contralateral, [7] Thalamus 2: Ipsilateral, [8] Cerebellum 1: Contralateral and [9] Cerebellum 2: Ipsilateral.

The TREATMENTS or stimuli (and number of subjects in each condition) are [1] Awake-Brush (5 subjects), [2] Awake-Heat (4 subjects), [3] Awake-Shock (5 subjects), [4] Low-Brush (3 subjects), [5] Low-Heat (5 subjects), and [6] Low-Shock (4 subjects). Issue the command summary(fmri) for further details. In particular, awake (Awake) or mildly anesthetized (Low) subjects were subjected levels of periodic brushing (Brush), application of heat (Heat), and mild shock (Shock) effects.

As an example, fmri$L1T6 (Location 1, Treatment 6) will show the data for the four subjects receiving the Low-Shock treatment at the Cortex 1 location; note that fmri[[6]] will display the same data.


Joseph F. Antognini, Michael H. Buonocore, Elizabeth A. Disbrow, Earl Carstens, Isoflurane anesthesia blunts cerebral responses to noxious and innocuous stimuli: a fMRI study, Life Sciences, Volume 61, Issue 24, 1997, Pages PL349-PL354, ISSN 0024-3205,


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