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International Journal of Neural Systems

Mani Saignavongs, Carolina Ciumas, Mathilde Petton, Romain Bouet, Sébastien Boulogne, Sylvain Rheims, David W Carmichael, Jean-Philippe Lachaux, Philippe Ryvlin
Recent studies have shown that it is feasible to record simultaneously intracerebral EEG (icEEG) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) in patients with epilepsy. While it has mainly been used to explore the hemodynamic changes associated with epileptic spikes, this approach could also provide new insight into human cognition. However, the first step is to ensure that cognitive EEG components, that have lower amplitudes than epileptic spikes, can be appropriately detected under fMRI. We compared the high frequency activities (HFA, 50-150[Formula: see text]Hz) elicited by a reading task in icEEG-only and subsequent icEEG-fMRI in the same patients ([Formula: see text]), implanted with depth electrodes...
August 22, 2016: International Journal of Neural Systems
Hamid Abbasi, Laura Bennet, Alistair J Gunn, Charles P Unsworth
Currently, there are no developed methods to detect sharp wave transients that exist in the latent phase after hypoxia-ischemia (HI) in the electroencephalogram (EEG) in order to determine if these micro-scale transients are potential biomarkers of HI. A major issue with sharp waves in the HI-EEG is that they possess a large variability in their sharp wave profile making it difficult to build a compact 'footprint of uncertainty' (FOU) required for ideal performance of a Type-2 fuzzy logic system (FLS) classifier...
August 18, 2016: International Journal of Neural Systems
Irene Rembado, Elisa Castagnola, Luca Turella, Tamara Ius, Riccardo Budai, Alberto Ansaldo, Gian Nicola Angotzi, Francesco Debertoldi, Davide Ricci, Miran Skrap, Luciano Fadiga
High-density surface microelectrodes for electrocorticography (ECoG) have become more common in recent years for recording electrical signals from the cortex. With an acceptable invasiveness/signal fidelity trade-off and high spatial resolution, micro-ECoG is a promising tool to resolve fine task-related spatial-temporal dynamics. However, volume conduction - not a negligible phenomenon - is likely to frustrate efforts to obtain reliable and resolved signals from a sub-millimeter electrode array. To address this issue, we performed an independent component analysis (ICA) on micro-ECoG recordings of somatosensory-evoked potentials (SEPs) elicited by median nerve stimulation in three human patients undergoing brain surgery for tumor resection...
August 18, 2016: International Journal of Neural Systems
Sharon Shmuely, Roland D Thijs, Stiliyan N Kalitzin, Josemir W Sander
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December 2016: International Journal of Neural Systems
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December 2016: International Journal of Neural Systems
Piotr Milanowski, Piotr Suffczynski
Complex dynamical systems may exhibit sudden autonomous changes from one state to another. Such changes that occur rapidly in comparison to the regular dynamics have been termed critical transitions. Examples of such phenomena can be found in many complex systems: changes in climate and ocean circulation, changes in wildlife populations, financial crashes, as well as in medical conditions like asthma attacks and depression. It has been recognized that critical transitions, even if they arise in completely different contexts and situations, share several common attributes and also generic early-warning signals that indicate that a critical transition is approaching...
December 2016: International Journal of Neural Systems
Lihua Wang, Suzie Dufour, Taufik A Valiante, Peter L Carlen
Seizure activity leads to increases in extracellular potassium concentration ([K[Formula: see text]]o), which can result in changes in neuronal passive and active membrane properties as well as in population activities. In this study, we examined how extracellular potassium modulates seizure activities using an acute 4-AP induced seizure model in the neocortex, both in vivo and in vitro. Moderately elevated [K[Formula: see text]]o up to 9[Formula: see text]mM prolonged seizure durations and shortened interictal intervals as well as depolarized the neuronal resting membrane potential (RMP)...
December 2016: International Journal of Neural Systems
Yuan Yang, Teodoro Solis-Escalante, Jun Yao, Frans C T van der Helm, Julius P A Dewald, Alfred C Schouten
Communication between neuronal populations is facilitated by synchronization of their oscillatory activity. Although nonlinearity has been observed in the sensorimotor system, its nonlinear connectivity has not been widely investigated yet. This study investigates nonlinear connectivity during the human stretch reflex based on neuronal synchronization. Healthy participants generated isotonic wrist flexion while receiving a periodic mechanical perturbation to the wrist. Using a novel cross-frequency phase coupling metric, we estimate directional nonlinear connectivity, including time delay, from the perturbation to brain and to muscle, as well as from brain to muscle...
December 2016: International Journal of Neural Systems
Andrés Ortiz, Jorge Munilla, Juan M Górriz, Javier Ramírez
Computer Aided Diagnosis (CAD) constitutes an important tool for the early diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease (AD), which, in turn, allows the application of treatments that can be simpler and more likely to be effective. This paper explores the construction of classification methods based on deep learning architectures applied on brain regions defined by the Automated Anatomical Labeling (AAL). Gray Matter (GM) images from each brain area have been split into 3D patches according to the regions defined by the AAL atlas and these patches are used to train different deep belief networks...
November 2016: International Journal of Neural Systems
José Manuel Ferrández, Diego Andina, Eduardo Fernández
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November 2016: International Journal of Neural Systems
M A Lopez-Gordo, M D Grima Murcia, Pablo Padilla, F Pelayo, E Fernandez
Clinical processing of event-related potentials (ERPs) requires a precise synchrony between the stimulation and the acquisition units that are guaranteed by means of a physical link between them. This precise synchrony is needed since temporal misalignments during trial averaging can lead to high deviations of peak times, thus causing error in diagnosis or inefficiency in classification in brain-computer interfaces (BCIs). Out of the laboratory, mobile EEG systems and BCI headsets are not provided with the physical link, thus being inadequate for acquisition of ERPs...
November 2016: International Journal of Neural Systems
Pablo Martínez-Cañada, Christian Morillas, Begoña Pino, Eduardo Ros, Francisco Pelayo
Computational simulations of the retina have led to valuable insights about the biophysics of its neuronal activity and processing principles. A great number of retina models have been proposed to reproduce the behavioral diversity of the different visual processing pathways. While many of these models share common computational stages, previous efforts have been more focused on fitting specific retina functions rather than generalizing them beyond a particular model. Here, we define a set of computational retinal microcircuits that can be used as basic building blocks for the modeling of different retina mechanisms...
November 2016: International Journal of Neural Systems
Enrique Hortal, Andrés Úbeda, Eduardo Iáñez, José M Azorín, Eduardo Fernández
Walking is for humans an essential task in our daily life. However, there is a huge (and growing) number of people who have this ability diminished or are not able to walk due to motor disabilities. In this paper, a system to detect the start and the stop of the gait through electroencephalographic signals has been developed. The system has been designed in order to be applied in the future to control a lower limb exoskeleton to help stroke or spinal cord injured patients during the gait. The brain-machine interface (BMI) training has been optimized through a preliminary analysis using the brain information recorded during the experiments performed by three healthy subjects...
November 2016: International Journal of Neural Systems
E Giraldo-Suarez, J D Martinez-Vargas, G Castellanos-Dominguez
We present a novel iterative regularized algorithm (IRA) for neural activity reconstruction that explicitly includes spatiotemporal constraints, performing a trade-off between space and time resolutions. For improving the spatial accuracy provided by electroencephalography (EEG) signals, we explore a basis set that describes the smooth, localized areas of potentially active brain regions. In turn, we enhance the time resolution by adding the Markovian assumption for brain activity estimation at each time period...
November 2016: International Journal of Neural Systems
Francisco J Martinez-Murcia, Juan M Górriz, Javier Ramírez, Andres Ortiz
The usage of biomedical imaging in the diagnosis of dementia is increasingly widespread. A number of works explore the possibilities of computational techniques and algorithms in what is called computed aided diagnosis. Our work presents an automatic parametrization of the brain structure by means of a path generation algorithm based on hidden Markov models (HMMs). The path is traced using information of intensity and spatial orientation in each node, adapting to the structure of the brain. Each path is itself a useful way to characterize the distribution of the tissue inside the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) image by, for example, extracting the intensity levels at each node or generating statistical information of the tissue distribution...
November 2016: International Journal of Neural Systems
Antonio Martínez-Álvarez, Rubén Crespo-Cano, Ariadna Díaz-Tahoces, Sergio Cuenca-Asensi, José Manuel Ferrández Vicente, Eduardo Fernández
The retina is a very complex neural structure, which contains many different types of neurons interconnected with great precision, enabling sophisticated conditioning and coding of the visual information before it is passed via the optic nerve to higher visual centers. The encoding of visual information is one of the basic questions in visual and computational neuroscience and is also of seminal importance in the field of visual prostheses. In this framework, it is essential to have artificial retina systems to be able to function in a way as similar as possible to the biological retinas...
November 2016: International Journal of Neural Systems
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September 2016: International Journal of Neural Systems
José R Villar, Paula Vergara, Manuel Menéndez, Enrique de la Cal, Víctor M González, Javier Sedano
The identification and the modeling of epilepsy convulsions during everyday life using wearable devices would enhance patient anamnesis and monitoring. The psychology of the epilepsy patient penalizes the use of user-driven modeling, which means that the probability of identifying convulsions is driven through generalized models. Focusing on clonic convulsions, this pre-clinical study proposes a method for generating a type of model that can evaluate the generalization capabilities. A realistic experimentation with healthy participants is performed, each with a single 3D accelerometer placed on the most affected wrist...
September 2016: International Journal of Neural Systems
Paolo Arena, Marco Calí, Luca Patané, Agnese Portera, Roland Strauss
Classification and sequence learning are relevant capabilities used by living beings to extract complex information from the environment for behavioral control. The insect world is full of examples where the presentation time of specific stimuli shapes the behavioral response. On the basis of previously developed neural models, inspired by Drosophila melanogaster, a new architecture for classification and sequence learning is here presented under the perspective of the Neural Reuse theory. Classification of relevant input stimuli is performed through resonant neurons, activated by the complex dynamics generated in a lattice of recurrent spiking neurons modeling the insect Mushroom Bodies neuropile...
September 2016: International Journal of Neural Systems
Sunday Iliya, Ferrante Neri
This paper presents a neural system-based technique for segmenting short impaired speech utterances into silent, unvoiced, and voiced sections. Moreover, the proposed technique identifies those points of the (voiced) speech where the spectrum becomes steady. The resulting technique thus aims at detecting that limited section of the speech which contains the information about the potential impairment of the speech. This section is of interest to the speech therapist as it corresponds to the possibly incorrect movements of speech organs (lower lip and tongue with respect to the vocal tract)...
September 2016: International Journal of Neural Systems
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