Oliver Y. Chén, Huy Phan, Guy Nagels, Maarten de Vos
Abstract:A century ago, Sir R.A. Fisher introduced for the first time the concept of variance in biological studies. In this paper, we present a few new, modified, or integrated perspectives of variance that we feel would contribute to future thinking and practice of data science. We do so by focusing on brain and behavioral data, through which we hope one could extrapolate the discussions to other fields and data. Specifically: (1) We define different types of variation. (2) We demonstrate that both classic regression…
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