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Publications [#208949] of Joshua Vogelstein
Papers Published
 Priebe, Carey E. and Vogelstein, Joshua T. and Bock, Davi D, Optimizing the quantity/quality tradeoff in connectome inference,
Communications in Statistics Theory and Methods
(2011),
pp. 7 [6271]
(last updated on 2012/09/19)
Abstract: We demonstrate a meaningful prospective power analysis for an (admittedly idealized) illustrative connectome inference task. Modeling neurons as vertices and synapses as edges in a simple random graph model, we optimize the tradeoff between the number of (putative) edges identified and the accuracy of the edge identification procedure. We conclude that explicit analysis of the quantity/quality tradeoff is imperative for optimal neuroscientific experimental design. In particular, more though more errorful edge identification can yield superior inferential performance.


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