Andrew Fischer1, Jonathan Lisinski2,
1Rice University, Houston, TX, United States; 2Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, United States
A pattern-based rt-fMRI system capable of multi-session and group-based models enables progressive training and testing across sessions, and potentially enables the use of group models for rehabilitation/therapy using multi-voxel targets built from databases of recovered individuals. Here we investigate alignment strategies to verify that there is not a significant tradeoff between classification accuracy and rt-fMRI computational demands. Our results demonstrate the feasibility of a model-to-scan alignment system for real-time fMRI in which the least demanding computational approach does not lead to a compromise of classification accuracy. This work also demonstrates the feasibility of using group SVM models in real-time experiments.