The RUMBA (Rutgers University Mind Brain Analysis) research group
seeks to provide a center of excellence at Rutgers University that
promotes new  ways of modeling and interpreting brain function through
computational and algorithmic techniques with thegoal of furthering
fundamental understanding of brain mapping and its implications for
brain function.  The mission for RUMBA projects is to explore the
measurement and modeling of brain imaging data against the
backdrop of high-level cognitive processes such as language,
categorization, and reasoning. We propose to develop general methods,
models, and inferential procedures for analyzing the relation between
mental representations and more general (statistically weaker) kinds
of hypotheses that range from linear modular types of hypotheses to
those that might arise from spatially distributed networks of interacting
representations in the brain.