Robby

Profile

Salutations

Ms.

Last Name

Spring

First Name

Robby

Credentials

BSc, MSc

Institutional Affiliations

Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest

Research Interests

Research Focus

Neuroinformatics, functional MRI, preprocessing techniques, aging

Education

Undergraduate

Bachelor of Science (honors), Medical Biophysics, University of Western Ontario

Graduate

Master of Science, Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto

Publications

Publications

PUBLICATIONS

Churchill NW, Spring R, Grady C, Cimprich B, Askren MK, Reuter-Lorenz PA, Sook Jung M, Peltier S, Strother SC & Berman MG. The suppression of scale-free fMRI brain dynamics across three different sources of effort: aging, task novelty and task difficulty. Nature Scientific Reports (2016)

Churchill N, Spring R, Afshin-Pour B, Dong F, Strother SC. An automated, adaptive framework for optimizing preprocessing pipelines in fMRI of task studies. PLoS One (2015)

Churchill N, Spring R, Kovacevic N, McIntosh R, Strother SC. The Stability of Behavioural PLS Results in Ill-Posed Neuroimaging Problems. Proc. PLS-2012, Houston, USA (2012)

Churchill N, Yourganov G, Spring R, Rasmussen P, Lee W, Ween JE, Strother SC. PHYCAA: Data-driven measurement and removal of physiological noise in BOLD fMRI. NeuroImage (2011).

Strother S, Oder A, Spreng N, Spring R, Grady C. Computational Statistics Frameworks for Optimizing and Interpreting Image Analysis Results in Neuroimaging. (Invited paper, Compstat 2010)

 

PEER-REVIEWED PROCEEDINGS PAPERS
Churchill N, Spring R, Kovacevic N, McIntosh R, Strother SC. The Stability of Behavioural PLS Results in Ill-Posed Neuroimaging Problems. In Abdi, H., Chin, W., Esposito Vinzi, V., Russolillo, G., & Trinchera, L. (Eds.), New Perspectives in Partial Least Squares and Related Methods. New York: Springer Verlag, 2013

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
·         Spring R, Churchill N, Strother SC. Improving brain-behavior relationships in fMRI via individual-subject preprocessing optimization. OHBM Poster#1460, Seattle, 2013.
·         Churchill N, Spring R, Strother SC. A framework for adaptive preprocessing optimization in functional MRI. OHBM Poster#1454, Seattle, 2013.
·         Churchill N, Oder A, Spring R, Strother SC. The effects of preprocessing optimization on test-retest reliability in fMRI. OHBM Poster#638, Quebec City, 2011.
·         Spring R, Churchill N, Strother SC. Reducing noise from overt verbal and motor responses in fMRI tasks.  Institute of Medical Science Scientific Day, Toronto, 2011.
·         Spring R, Gagnon Y, Rajakumar N, Drost D, Nicolson R. Frontal Lobe White Matter Transverse Relaxation Abnormalities Detected in Autism. Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 29th Annual Conference, Toronto, 2009