# specifying individual lateralization in sourcestatistic

Michael Wibral michael.wibral at WEB.DE
Fri Oct 15 16:08:09 CEST 2010

Hi Thomas,

I suggest you simply extract the power values from the results of sourceanalysis (or t-values if you already did a fisrt level statistics) and average them by hand in MATLAB - as ROI is known for each subject this should be easy (you have to extract the values by the voxel indices contained in your ROI. These in turn you can find in interactive mode source plotting if everything else fails). This way you end up with a single value per subject and condition. Afterwards you do a simple permutation test by hand in MATLAB.

((The test for two conditions for example can be done this way:
1. concatenate all data in a vector D first data in one condition, then in the other)
2. compute your test metric between first and second half of D.
3. shuffle the entries of D: DS=D(randperm(length(D)); % creates a new D with shuffled entries by shuffling the indexes of the old one
4. compute your test metric for DS and remember it
5. Do 3+4 N times (e.g. >1901 times for accurate testing at alpha<0.05)
6. check where your original test metric obtained from D is in the distribution of the mtrices obtained from the DS.))

Hope this helps,
Michael

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Gesendet: Oct 15, 2010 3:30:40 PM
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>  hi,
>i want to do a roi analysis on source data and average over the all the
>voxels. the problem is that i am dealing with a lateralized effect that
>i expect to show up either on the left or the right side of the same
>structure. this lateralization is individual for each subject and known
>a priori.
>is there any possibility to individually define, which side to take into
>account for the statistics?
>
>thomas
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