We perform a comprehensive integrative analysis of multiple structural MR-based brain features and find for the first-time strong evidence relating inter-individual brain structural variations to a wide range of demographic and behavioral variates across a large cohort of young healthy human volunteers. Our analyses reveal that a robust 'positive-negative' spectrum of behavioral and demographic variates, recently associated to covariation in brain function, can already be identified using only structural features, highlighting the importance of careful integration of structural features in any analysis of inter-individual differences in functional connectivity and downstream associations with behavioral/demographic variates.
- Christian F Beckmann
- Christian F Beckmann
- Christian F Beckmann
The funders had no role in study design, data collection and interpretation, or the decision to submit the work for publication.
Human subjects: HCP data were acquired using protocols approved by the Washington University institutional review board. Informed consent was obtained from subjects. Anonymised data are publicly available from ConnectomeDB (db.humanconnectome.org; Hodge et al., 2016). Certain parts of the dataset used in this study, such as the age of the subjects, are available subject to restricted data usage terms, requiring researchers to ensure that the anonymity of subjects is protected (Van Essen et al., 2013). Informed consent and consent to publish was obtained from the Human Connectome Project according to the declaration of Helsinki. Research conducted at the Donders Center for Cognitive Neuroimage is covered by the protocol approved by the 'Commissie Mensgebonden Onderzoek (CMO) Regio Arnhem-Nijmegen' registered under CMO number 2014/288.
- Moritz Helmstaedter, Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Germany
© 2019, Llera et al.
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