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Visualizing brain rhythms and synchrony
Author(s): Kay A. Robbins; Dragana Veljkovic; Egle Pilipaviciute
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Paper Abstract

Patterns of synchronized brain activity have been widely observed in EEGs and multi-electrode recordings, and much study has been devoted to understanding their role in brain function. We introduce the problem of visualization of synchronized behavior and propose visualization techniques for assessing temporal and spatial patterns of synchronization from data. We discuss spike rate plots, activity succession diagrams, space-time activity band visualization, and low-dimensional projections as methods for identifying synchronized behavior in populations of neurons and for detecting the possibly short-lived neuronal assemblies that produced them. We use wavelets conjunction with these visualization techniques to extract the frequency and temporal localization of synchronized behavior. Most of these techniques can be streamed, making them suitable for analyzing long-running experimental recordings as well as the output of simulation models.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 January 2006
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6060, Visualization and Data Analysis 2006, 60600U (16 January 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.641967
Show Author Affiliations
Kay A. Robbins, Univ. of Texas at San Antonio (United States)
Dragana Veljkovic, Univ. of Texas at San Antonio (United States)
Egle Pilipaviciute, Univ. of Texas at San Antonio (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6060:
Visualization and Data Analysis 2006
Robert F. Erbacher; Jonathan C. Roberts; Matti T. Gröhn; Katy Börner, Editor(s)

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