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Brain Signal AnalysisAdvances in Neuroelectric and Neuromagnetic Methods$
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Todd C. Handy

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780262013086

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262013086.001.0001

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Synchronization Analysis in EEG and MEG

Synchronization Analysis in EEG and MEG

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(p.171) 7 Synchronization Analysis in EEG and MEG
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Brain Signal Analysis
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Lawrence M. Ward

Sam M. Doesburg

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262013086.003.0007

This chapter describes the phase synchrony analysis in electoencephalography or magnetoencephalography data. It defines synchronization generally to be the adjustment of rhythms of self-sustained oscillating systems caused by their interaction. The chapter deals with the most-used techniques for assessing synchronization among brain regions which are distant from one another, and suggests that long-distance synchronization of human brain rhythms serves to functionally integrate distant neural populations into large-scale networks. The analysis of phase locking specializes functional connectivity to a particular form which is independent of oscillatory amplitude, namely that of oscillatory synchronization.

Keywords:   phase synchrony analysis, electoencephalography, magnetoencephalography, human brain, phase locking, oscillatory synchronization

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