Causal Inference in Neuroimaging

ARI-Guest-Talk: Moritz Grosse-Wentrup


Seminar Room, Wohllebengasse 12-14 / Ground Floor

Moritz Grosse-Wentrup, Causal Inference in Neuroimaging

Understanding the brain means to solve the problem how neural activitygives rise to cognition. This is a causal question that can not be sufficiently answered by correlational methods only. Because causal experiments are costly and often pose ethical challenges, algorithms that infer causal relations from purely observational data are of central interest in cognitive neuroscience. In this talk, I give an overview of causal inference methods, present their implementation via standard encoding- and decoding models already used in neuroimaging, and discuss applications of these methods to EEG, MEG, and fMRI data.