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Nonlinear aspects of the EEG during sleep in children
Author(s): Matthew J. Berryman; Scott W. Coussens; Yvonne Pamula; Declan Kennedy; Kurt Lushington; Cosma Shalizi; Andrew Allison; A. James Martin; David Saint; Derek Abbott
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Paper Abstract

Electroencephalograph (EEG) analysis enables the dynamic behavior of the brain to be examined. If the behavior is nonlinear then nonlinear tools can be used to glean information on brain behavior, and aid in the diagnosis of sleep abnormalities such as obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). In this paper the sleep EEGs of a set of normal children and children with mild OSAS are evaluated for nonlinear brain behaviour. We found that there were differences in the nonlinearity of the brain behaviour between different sleep stages, and between the two groups of children.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 May 2005
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5841, Fluctuations and Noise in Biological, Biophysical, and Biomedical Systems III, (23 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.622380
Show Author Affiliations
Matthew J. Berryman, The Univ. of Adelaide (Australia)
Scott W. Coussens, The Univ. of Adelaide (Australia)
Yvonne Pamula, Women's and Children's Hospital (Australia)
Declan Kennedy, Women's and Children's Hospital (Australia)
Kurt Lushington, Univ. of South Australia (Australia)
Cosma Shalizi, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Andrew Allison, The Univ. of Adelaide (Australia)
A. James Martin, Women's and Children's Hospital (Australia)
David Saint, The Univ. of Adelaide (Australia)
Derek Abbott, The Univ. of Adelaide (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5841:
Fluctuations and Noise in Biological, Biophysical, and Biomedical Systems III
Nigel G. Stocks; Derek Abbott; Robert P. Morse, Editor(s)

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