Estimation of the cortical connectivity patterns during the intention of limb movements

Laura Astolfi, Febo Cincotti, Donatella Mattia, Fabrizio De Vico Fallani, Serenella Salinari, Mauro Ursino, Melissa Zavaglia, Maria Grazia Marciani, Fabio Babiloni

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The problem of the definition and evaluation of brain connectivity has become a central one in neuroscience during recent years as a way to understand the organization and interaction of cortical areas during the execution of cognitive or motor tasks. In this article, we propose the use of the directed transfer function (DTF) method on cortical signals estimated from high-resolution electroencephalography (EEG) recordings. An application of the proposed technique to the estimation of the cortical connectivity pattern in normal subjects and in one spinal-cord-injured patient is also provided.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1657785
Pages (from-to)32-38
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management


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