A Needle in the Connectome: Neural ‘Fingerprint’ Identifies Individuals with ~93% accuracy

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    • Published: 10-14-2015 09:49 am
    • "Much like we picture ourselves, we tend to assume that each individual brain is a bit of a unique snowflake. When running a brain imaging experiment it is common for participants or students to excitedly ask what can be revealed specifically about them given their data. Usually, we have to give a disappointing answer – not all that much, as neuroscientists typically throw this information away to get at average activation profiles set in ‘standard’ space. Now a new study published today in Nature Neuroscience suggests that our brains do indeed contain a kind of person-specific fingerprint, hidden within the functional connectome. Perhaps even more interesting, the study suggests that particular neural networks (e.g. frontoparietal and default mode) contribute the greatest amount of unique information to your ‘neuro-profile’ and also predict individual differences in fluid intelligence."

      http://neuroconscience.com/2015/10/12/a-needle-in-the-connectome-neural-fingerprint-identifies-individuals-with-93-accuracy/
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