Elizabeth Quattrocki Knight1,2, Xiaoying Fan3, Blaise Frederick4, Marc Kaufman4, Bruce Cohen2,3
1Psychiatry, McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA, United States; 2Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, United States; 3Frazier Research Institute, McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA, United States; 4Brain Imaging Center, McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA, United States
Although numerous fMRI studies have examined visual processing, less work has focused on the auditory system. With the exception of sparse sampling techniques, interference from scanner noise can impede the study of auditory processing. Independent component analysis (ICA), by isolating and removing components in the data representing extraneous sources of noise, can facilitate fMRI data analysis. Here, we compare results of a self-organizing group level ICA (SogICA) to a random effects (RFX) general linear model in an auditory listening study. SogICA identifies not only more extensive task-related activity, but also reveals underlying resting state networks.