Variational dimensions of cingulate cortex functional connectivity and implications in neuropsychiatric disorders

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5682-5697
Journal / PublicationCerebral Cortex
Volume32
Issue number24
Online published22 Feb 2022
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2022
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Significant variations in brain functional connectivity exist in the healthy population, rendering the identification and characterization of their abnormalities in neuropsychiatric disorders difficult. Here, we proposed a new principal component analysis (PCA) approach to study variations in functional connectivity, focusing on major hubs of the salience network and default mode network, namely the anterior and posterior cingulate cortices. We analyzed the intersubject variability of human functional magnetic resonance imaging connectivity obtained from healthy, autistic, and schizophrenic subjects. Utilizing data from 1000 Functional Connectomes Project, COBRE, and ABIDE 1 database, we characterized the normal variations of the cingulate cortices with respect to top PCA dimensions. We showed that functional connectivity variations of the 2 cingulate cortices are constrained, in a parallel manner, by competing or cooperating interactions with different sensorimotor, associative, and limbic networks. In schizophrenic and autistic subjects, diffuse and subtle network changes along the same dimensions were found, which suggest significant behavioral implications of the variational dimensions. Furthermore, we showed that individual dynamic functional connectivity tends to fluctuate along the principal components of connectivity variations across individuals. Our results demonstrate the strength of this new approach in addressing the intrinsic variations of network connectivity in human brain and identifying their subtle changes in neuropsychiatric disorders. © The Author(s) 2022. Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved. For permissions, please e-mail: journals.permission@oup.com.

Research Area(s)

  • autism, cingulate cortex, functional connectivity, principal component analysis, schizophrenia

Citation Format(s)

Variational dimensions of cingulate cortex functional connectivity and implications in neuropsychiatric disorders. / Lam, Yin-Shing; Li, Jiaxin; Ke, Ya et al.
In: Cerebral Cortex, Vol. 32, No. 24, 15.12.2022, p. 5682-5697.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review