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Amplitude integrated EEG

Rawad Obeid, Tammy N Tsuchida
Conventional EEG and amplitude-integrated electroencephalography are used in neonates to assess prognosis and significant changes in brain activity. Neuroactive medications and hypothermia can influence brain activity and therefore alter EEG interpretation. There are limited studies on the effect of these therapies on neonatal EEG background activity. Medication effects on the EEG or amplitude-integrated electroencephalography include increased interburst interval duration, voltage suppression, and sleep disruption...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
Hannah Bos, Markus Diesmann, Moritz Helias
Oscillations are omnipresent in neural population signals, like multi-unit recordings, EEG/MEG, and the local field potential. They have been linked to the population firing rate of neurons, with individual neurons firing in a close-to-irregular fashion at low rates. Using a combination of mean-field and linear response theory we predict the spectra generated in a layered microcircuit model of V1, composed of leaky integrate-and-fire neurons and based on connectivity compiled from anatomical and electrophysiological studies...
October 2016: PLoS Computational Biology
Paige M Siper, Vance Zemon, James Gordon, Julia George-Jones, Stacey Lurie, Jessica Zweifach, Teresa Tavassoli, A Ting Wang, Jesslyn Jamison, Joseph D Buxbaum, Alexander Kolevzon
OBJECTIVE: There is a critical need to identify biomarkers and objective outcome measures that can be used to understand underlying neural mechanisms in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Visual evoked potentials (VEPs) offer a noninvasive technique to evaluate the functional integrity of neural mechanisms, specifically visual pathways, while probing for disease pathophysiology. METHODS: Transient VEPs (tVEPs) were obtained from 96 unmedicated children, including 37 children with ASD, 36 typically developing (TD) children, and 23 unaffected siblings (SIBS)...
2016: PloS One
Anna Dora Manca, Mirko Grimaldi
Speech sound perception is one of the most fascinating tasks performed by the human brain. It involves a mapping from continuous acoustic waveforms onto the discrete phonological units computed to store words in the mental lexicon. In this article, we review the magnetoencephalographic studies that have explored the timing and morphology of the N1m component to investigate how vowels and consonants are computed and represented within the auditory cortex. The neurons that are involved in the N1m act to construct a sensory memory of the stimulus due to spatially and temporally distributed activation patterns within the auditory cortex...
2016: Frontiers in Psychology
Zachary A Vesoulis, Christopher McPherson, Jeffrey J Neil, Amit M Mathur, Terrie E Inder
Background: Although evidence suggests that methylxanthines may lower the seizure threshold, the effect of high-dose caffeine on seizure burden in preterm infants is not known. This study reports a secondary post hoc analysis of a randomized controlled trial of early high-dose caffeine citrate therapy in preterm infants, evaluating the effect of caffeine on the seizure burden using amplitude-integrated electroencephalography (aEEG). Methods: Seventy-four preterm infants (≤30 weeks gestation) were randomized to receive high-dose (n = 37, 80 mg/kg over 36 hours) or standard-dose (n = 37, 30 mg/kg over 36 hours) caffeine citrate over the first 36 hours followed by standard maintenance therapy...
September 1, 2016: Journal of Caffeine Research
Laura Bennet, Karinna L Fyfe, Stephanie R Yiallourou, Henriette Merk, Flora Y Wong, Rosemary S C Horne
AIM: Limited two-channel electroencephalography (EEG) and amplitude-integrated EEG (aEEG) monitorings are being increasingly used; however, these measurements have not been compared with polysomnographic monitoring, the gold standard for determining infant sleep states. We aimed to determine the accuracy of two-channel EEG and aEEG recordings in defining sleep states and wakefulness in term infants compared to polysomnographic monitoring. METHODS: Sleep was assessed in eight healthy term born infants (mean: 34 ± 3 days), using simultaneous polysomnography (Compumedics S-Series) and a two-channel EEG monitor (Brainz BRM2)...
September 23, 2016: Acta Paediatrica
Michael Plöchl, Jeremy Gaston, Tim Mermagen, Peter König, W David Hairston
Cross-modal interactions between sensory channels have been shown to depend on both the spatial disparity and the perceptual similarity between the presented stimuli. Here we investigate the behavioral and neural integration of auditory and tactile stimulus pairs at different levels of spatial disparity. Additionally, we modulated the amplitudes of both stimuli in either a coherent or non-coherent manner. We found that both auditory and tactile localization performance was biased towards the stimulus in the respective other modality...
2016: Scientific Reports
Seonkyeong Rhie, Kyu Young Chae, Heui Seung Jo, Kyu Hyung Lee
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the results of sleep-wake cycle monitoring using amplitude-integrated EEG (aEEG) and neuroimaging in newborn infants with a possible perinatal hypoxic insult, investigate the correlation between the findings, and determine the relevance of the findings to reasonably predict neurological outcome. METHODS: aEEG was recorded among newborn infants suspected of perinatal asphyxia between November, 2014 and June, 2015 in one neonatal intensive care unit facility...
2016: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
Anne-Marike Schiffer, Kayla Siletti, Florian Waszak, Nick Yeung
In any non-deterministic environment, unexpected events can indicate true changes in the world (and require behavioural adaptation) or reflect chance occurrence (and must be discounted). Adaptive behaviour requires distinguishing these possibilities. We investigated how humans achieve this by integrating high-level information from instruction and experience. In a series of EEG experiments, instructions modulated the perceived informativeness of feedback: Participants performed a novel probabilistic reinforcement learning task, receiving instructions about reliability of feedback or volatility of the environment...
August 27, 2016: NeuroImage
Indu P Bodala, Junhua Li, Nitish V Thakor, Hasan Al-Nashash
Maintaining vigilance is possibly the first requirement for surveillance tasks where personnel are faced with monotonous yet intensive monitoring tasks. Decrement in vigilance in such situations could result in dangerous consequences such as accidents, loss of life and system failure. In this paper, we investigate the possibility to enhance vigilance or sustained attention using "challenge integration," a strategy that integrates a primary task with challenging stimuli. A primary surveillance task (identifying an intruder in a simulated factory environment) and a challenge stimulus (periods of rain obscuring the surveillance scene) were employed to test the changes in vigilance levels...
2016: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
Vivek Kalra, Shahul Sikkander Shaw, Stacey Dixon, Divyen K Shah, Paul Clarke
UNLABELLED: Cerebral function monitoring is widely used in neonatal intensive care, but its potential role in assessment of older infants is scarcely reported. We reviewed the use of cerebral function monitoring on a general paediatric ward in a series of young infants admitted with abnormal movements. Review of the amplitude-integrated EEG obtained by cerebral function monitoring revealed electrographic seizures in four of seven infants monitored. We also surveyed general paediatric wards in hospitals in our region of the UK to ask about current use of cerebral function monitoring and local availability of formal electroencephalography services...
August 2016: European Journal of Pediatrics
P Hüllemann, A Nerdal, A Binder, S Helfert, M Reimer, R Baron
BACKGROUND: Cold-evoked potentials (CEPs) are known to assess the integrity of A-delta fibres and the spinothalamic tract. Nevertheless, the clinical value was not investigated previously. The aim of this study was to measure CEPs in 16 healthy subjects from the face, hand and foot sole and to investigate whether CEPs reliably detect A-delta fibre abnormalities. METHODS: Swift cold stimuli were applied to the skin with a commercially available thermode, which cooled down from 30 to 25 °C in approximately 0...
June 5, 2016: European Journal of Pain: EJP
Paolo A Grasso, Elisabetta Làdavas, Caterina Bertini
Lateralized post-chiasmatic lesions of the primary visual pathway result in loss of visual perception in the field retinotopically corresponding to the damaged cortical area. However, patients with visual field defects have shown enhanced detection and localization of multisensory audio-visual pairs presented in the blind field. This preserved multisensory integrative ability (i.e., crossmodal blindsight) seems to be subserved by the spared retino-colliculo-dorsal pathway. According to this view, audio-visual integrative mechanisms could be used to increase the functionality of the spared circuit and, as a consequence, might represent an important tool for the rehabilitation of visual field defects...
2016: Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience
Xuhai Chen, Lingzi Han, Zhihui Pan, Yangmei Luo, Ping Wang
Recent findings on audiovisual emotional interactions suggest that selective attention affects cross-sensory interaction from an early processing stage. However, the influence of attention manipulation on facial-vocal integration during emotional change perception is still elusive at this point. To address this issue, we asked participants to detect emotional changes conveyed by prosodies (vocal task) or facial expressions (facial task) while facial, vocal, and facial-vocal expressions were presented. At the same time, behavioral responses and electroencephalogram (EEG) were recorded...
August 2016: International Journal of Psychophysiology
Irina Meledin, Muhammad Abu Tailakh, Shlomo Gilat, Hagai Yogev, Agneta Golan, Victor Novack, Eilon Shany
OBJECTIVE: To compare amplitude-integrated EEG (aEEG) and conventional EEG (EEG) activity in premature neonates. METHODS: Biweekly aEEG and EEG were simultaneously recorded in a cohort of infants born less than 34 weeks gestation. aEEG recordings were visually assessed for lower and upper border amplitude and bandwidth. EEG recordings were compressed for visual evaluation of continuity and assessed using a signal processing software for interburst intervals (IBI) and frequencies' amplitude...
May 25, 2016: Clinical EEG and Neuroscience: Official Journal of the EEG and Clinical Neuroscience Society (ENCS)
Francesco Pisani, Carlotta Spagnoli
Due to the increasing number of surviving preterm newborns and to the recognition of therapeutic hypothermia as the current gold standard in newborns with hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy, there has been a growing interest in the implementation of brain monitoring tools in newborns at high risk for neurological disorders.Among the most frequent neurological conditions and presentations in the neonatal period, neonatal seizures and neonatal status epilepticus, paroxysmal non-epileptic motor phenomena, hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy, white matter injury of prematurity and stroke require specific approaches to diagnosis...
2016: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
Toshihiro Kumagai, Hiroaki Mizuhara
The ventriloquism effect is a critical phenomenon for understanding the underlying mechanisms of multisensory integration. Cross-modal spatial attention causes a distortion of sound localization, although the neural basis of the effect remains an unanswered question. We hypothesized that top-down and bottom-up visual-spatial attention causes the ventriloquism effect with different modulations of ongoing neural oscillation. To test this hypothesis, human scalp electroencephalography (EEG) was measured during a sound localization task...
June 15, 2016: Neuroreport
Ian J McClain, Caroline Lustenberger, Peter Achermann, Jonathan M Lassonde, Salome Kurth, Monique K LeBourgeois
Sleep spindles, a prominent feature of the non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep electroencephalogram (EEG), are linked to cognitive abilities. Early childhood is a time of rapid cognitive and neurophysiological maturation; however, little is known about developmental changes in sleep spindles. In this study, we longitudinally examined trajectories of multiple sleep spindle characteristics (i.e., spindle duration, frequency, integrated spindle amplitude, and density) and power in the sigma frequency range (10-16 Hz) across ages 2, 3, and 5 years (n = 8; 3 males)...
2016: Neural Plasticity
Jonathan M Dunne, David Wertheim, Paul Clarke, Olga Kapellou, Philippa Chisholm, James P Boardman, Divyen K Shah
BACKGROUND AND HYPOTHESIS: Prolonged electroencephalographic (EEG) discontinuity has been associated with poor neurodevelopmental outcomes after perinatal asphyxia but its predictive value in the era of therapeutic hypothermia (TH) is unknown. In infants undergoing TH for hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy (HIE) prolonged EEG discontinuity is associated with cerebral tissue injury on MRI and adverse neurodevelopmental outcome. METHOD: Retrospective study of term neonates from three UK centres who received TH for perinatal asphyxia, had continuous two channel amplitude-integrated EEG with EEG for a minimum of 48 h, brain MRI within 6 weeks of birth and neurodevelopmental outcome data at a median age of 24 months...
April 21, 2016: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
Martin Enke, Patric Meyer, Herta Flor
Numerous questionnaire studies on attitudes towards euthanasia produced conflicting results, precluding any general conclusion. This might be due to the fact that human behavior can be influenced by automatically triggered attitudes, which represent ingrained associations in memory and cannot be assessed by standard questionnaires, but require indirect measures such as reaction times (RT) or electroencephalographic recording (EEG). Event related potentials (ERPs) of the EEG and RT during an affective priming task were assessed to investigate the impact of automatically triggered attitudes and were compared to results of an explicit questionnaire...
2016: PloS One
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