Exploring interregional brain interactivity in temporal lobe epilepsy using partial correlation analysis of fMRI data

Maria Gabriella Tana, Anna Maria Bianchi, Paolo Vitali, Flavio Villani, Sergio Cerutti

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Abstract

Simultaneous recording of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and electroencephalography (EEG) has been recently used to measure metabolic changes related to interictal spikes in temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). Since blood oxygen level dependent (BOLD) responses have been often observed in extratemporal regions, we propose to explore interregional brain connectivity using a data-driven method based on partial correlation analysis of fMRI data. This approach allows to extract informations about functional interactivity and to differentiate direct from mediated interactions. We demonstrated that this technique provides a deeper insight into the functional relationships between the areas involved in the generation of spikes in TLE.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'08 - "Personalized Healthcare through Technology"
Pages4423-4426
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'08 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: Aug 20 2008Aug 25 2008

Other

Other30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'08
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityVancouver, BC
Period8/20/088/25/08

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics

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