Cerebral processing mainly relies on functional connectivity among involved regions. Neuro-imaging techniques able to assess these links with suitable time resolution are electro- and magneto-encephalography (EEG and MEG), even if it is difficult to localize recorded extra-cranial information, particularly within restricted areas, due to complexity of the 'inverse problem'. By means of Independent Component Analysis (ICA) a procedure 'blind' to position and biophysical properties of the generators, our aim in this work was to identify cerebral functionally different sources in a restricted area. MEG data of 5 subjects were collected performing a relax-movement motor task in 5 different days. ICA reliably extracted neural networks differently modulated during the task in the frequency range of interest. In conclusion, a procedure solely based on statistical properties of the signals, disregarding their spatial positions, was demonstrated able to discriminate functionally different neuronal pools activities in a very restricted cortical area. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005.

An ICA approach to detect functionally different intra-regional neuronal signals in MEG data

Porcaro C.;
2005

Abstract

Cerebral processing mainly relies on functional connectivity among involved regions. Neuro-imaging techniques able to assess these links with suitable time resolution are electro- and magneto-encephalography (EEG and MEG), even if it is difficult to localize recorded extra-cranial information, particularly within restricted areas, due to complexity of the 'inverse problem'. By means of Independent Component Analysis (ICA) a procedure 'blind' to position and biophysical properties of the generators, our aim in this work was to identify cerebral functionally different sources in a restricted area. MEG data of 5 subjects were collected performing a relax-movement motor task in 5 different days. ICA reliably extracted neural networks differently modulated during the task in the frequency range of interest. In conclusion, a procedure solely based on statistical properties of the signals, disregarding their spatial positions, was demonstrated able to discriminate functionally different neuronal pools activities in a very restricted cortical area. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005.
Lecture Notes in Computer Science
978-3-540-26208-4
978-3-540-32106-4
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