Visualization of the short term maximum lyapunov exponent topography in the epileptic brain

Nadia Mammone, Francesco Carlo Morabito, José C. Principe

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Abstract

In this paper, a new kind of brain topography is introduced and applied to data from four patients affected by intractable epilepsy. Experience has shown that the short term maximum Lyapunov exponent (STLmax) is a robust parameter when optimized for the dynamical analysis of the Electroencephalography (EEG). The objective of this work is to map the spatial distribution of STLmax over time. STLmax is estimated from segments of each channel of long term continuous scalp EEG recordings and a movie of the STLmax segment estimates is created over the head. Movies allow for a simple visualization of which electrodes are related to the highest or lowest chaoticity for the longest time. We found out that the interictal epileptiform activity is related to the highest STLmax level, whereas the focal area is related to low STLmax levels during either the interictal and preictal stages.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
Pages4257-4260
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event28th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'06 - New York, NY, United States
Duration: Aug 30 2006Sep 3 2006

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Other28th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'06
CountryUnited States
CityNew York, NY
Period8/30/069/3/06

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Mammone, N., Morabito, F. C., & Principe, J. C. (2006). Visualization of the short term maximum lyapunov exponent topography in the epileptic brain. In Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings (pp. 4257-4260). [4029944] https://doi.org/10.1109/IEMBS.2006.259431