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Nonlinear correlation method for the separation of couplings in EEG experiments with neural ensembles
Author(s): Alexander E. Hramov; Anton O. Selskii; Igor V. Egorov
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Paper Abstract

In the present paper the nonlinear association analysis of the EEG brain data in the process of bistable image perception are realized. Brain functional connectivity can be characterized by the temporal evolution of correlation between signals recorded from spatially-distributed regions. Numerous techniques were introduced for assessing this connectivity. Among nonlinear regression analysis methods, we chose a method introduced in the field of EEG analysis by Pijn, Lopes da Silva and colleagues, based on the fitting of a nonlinear curve by piecewise linear approximation, and more recently evaluated in a model of coupled neuronal populations. This method has some major advantages over other signal analysis methods such as coherence and cross-correlation functions because it can be applied independently of whether the type of relationship between the two signals is linear or nonlinear. In the capacity of bistable image we used a set of images based on a well-known bistable object, the Necker cube, as a visual stimulus. This is a cube with transparent faces and visible ribs. Bistability in perception consists in the interpretation of this 3D-object as to be oriented in two different ways, in particular, if the different ribs of the Necker cube are drawn with different intensity. It was shown that the structure of connections in the brain is different for cases without visual stimulation and with stimulation with the help of the Necker cube.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 February 2018
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10493, Dynamics and Fluctuations in Biomedical Photonics XV, 104931C (13 February 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2291669
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Alexander E. Hramov, Yuri Gagarin State Technical Univ. of Saratov (Russian Federation)
Anton O. Selskii, Yuri Gagarin State Technical Univ. of Saratov (Russian Federation)
Saratov State Univ. (Russian Federation)
Igor V. Egorov, Yuri Gagarin State Technical Univ. of Saratov (Russian Federation)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10493:
Dynamics and Fluctuations in Biomedical Photonics XV
Valery V. Tuchin; Kirill V. Larin; Martin J. Leahy; Ruikang K. Wang, Editor(s)

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