brainiak.eventseg package

Event segmentation of continuous data + event transfer between datasets.

Submodules

brainiak.eventseg.event module

Event segmentation using a Hidden Markov Model

Given an ROI timeseries, this class uses an annealed fitting procedure to segment the timeseries into events with stable activity patterns. After learning the signature activity pattern of each event, the model can then be applied to other datasets to identify a corresponding sequence of events.

Full details are available in the bioRxiv preprint: Christopher Baldassano, Janice Chen, Asieh Zadbood, Jonathan W Pillow, Uri Hasson, Kenneth A Norman Discovering event structure in continuous narrative perception and memory http://biorxiv.org/content/early/2016/10/14/081018

class brainiak.eventseg.event.EventSegment(n_events=2, step_var=<function EventSegment._default_var_schedule>, n_iter=500)

Bases: sklearn.base.BaseEstimator

Class for event segmentation of continuous fMRI data

Parameters:
  • n_events (int) – Number of segments to learn
  • step_var (Callable[[int], float] : default 4 * (0.98 ** (step - 1))) – The Gaussian variance to use during fitting, as a function of the number of steps. Should decrease slowly over time.
  • n_iter (int : default 500) – Maximum number of steps to run during fitting
p_start, p_end

length n_events+1 ndarray – initial and final prior distributions over events

P

n_events+1 by n_events+1 ndarray – HMM transition matrix

ll_

ndarray with length = number of training datasets – Log-likelihood for training datasets over the course of training

segments_

list of (time by event) ndarrays – Learned (soft) segmentation for training datasets

event_var_

float – Gaussian variance at the end of learning

event_pat_

voxel by event ndarray – Learned mean patterns for each event

find_events(testing_data, var=None, scramble=False)

Applies learned event segmentation to new testing dataset

After fitting an event segmentation using fit(), this function finds the same sequence of event patterns in a new testing dataset.

Parameters:
  • testing_data (timepoint by voxel ndarray) – fMRI data to segment based on previously-learned event patterns
  • var (float or 1D ndarray of length equal to the number of events) – default: uses variance that maximized training log-likelihood Variance of the event Gaussians. If scalar, all events are assumed to have the same variance.
  • scramble (bool : default False) – If true, the order of the learned events are shuffled before fitting, to give a null distribution
Returns:

  • segments (time by event ndarray) – The resulting soft segmentation. segments[t,e] = probability that timepoint t is in event e
  • test_ll (float) – Log-likelihood of model fit

fit(X, y=None)

Learn a segmentation on training data

Fits event patterns and a segmentation to training data. After running this function, the learned event patterns can be used to segment other datasets using find_events

Parameters:
  • X (time by voxel ndarray, or a list of such ndarrays) – fMRI data to be segmented. If a list is given, then all datasets are segmented simultaneously with the same event patterns
  • y (not used (added to comply with BaseEstimator definition)) –
Returns:

self

Return type:

the EventSegment object

predict(X)

Applies learned event segmentation to new testing dataset

Alternative function for segmenting a new dataset after using fit() to learn a sequence of events, to comply with the sklearn Classifier interface

Parameters:X (timepoint by voxel ndarray) – fMRI data to segment based on previously-learned event patterns
Returns:
Return type:Event label for each timepoint