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EEG coherence can be used to evaluate the functionality of cortical connections and to get information about the synchronization of the regional cortical activity. We studied EEG coherence in patients affected by clinically probable Alzheimer's disease (AD) in order to quantify the modifications in the cortico-cortical or cortico-subcortical connections.(More)
We propose a new technique for the identification of discrete-time hybrid systems in the Piece-Wise Affine (PWA) form. The identification algorithm proposed in [9] is first considered and then improved under various aspects. Measures of confidence on the samples are introduced and exploited in order to improve the performance of both the clustering(More)
A new method for measuring the regularity of a process over short data sequences is reported. This method is based on the definition of a new function (the corrected conditional entropy) and on the extraction of its minimum. This value is taken as an index in the information domain quantifying the regularity of the process. The corrected conditional entropy(More)
The generation of a set of rules underlying a classification problem is performed by applying a new algorithm, called Hamming Clustering (HC). It reconstructs the and-or expression associated with any Boolean function from a training set of samples. The basic kernel of the method is the generation of clusters of input patterns that belong to the same class(More)
In this paper we focus on the identification of discrete-time hybrid systems in the Mixed-Logic Dynamical (MLD)/Piece-Wise Affine (PWA) form. This problem can be formulated as the reconstruction of a possibly discontinuous PWA map with a multi-dimensional domain. In order to achieve our goal, we propose an algorithm that exploits the combined use of(More)
The joint use of total and partial coherence between pairs of EEGs simultaneously recorded in a standard set, is shown to enhance what is caused by direct correlation between cortical subsystems and what is instead related to the spread of the electromagnetic field. A multi-variable autoregressive approach is employed in the computation, giving results even(More)
We introduce a method for processing visual evoked potentials, on the basis of a Wiener filter algorithm applied to a small number of consecutive responses. The transfer function of the filter is obtained by taking into account both the average of 99 sweeps (as an estimate of the true signal) and the EEG signal just before the stimulus onset (as an estimate(More)
The aim of this work is to define the pattern of summation of the muscle fibre twitches in the surface mechanomyogram (MMG) generation process. For this purpose, two groups of muscle fibres of the extensor digitorum communis (EDC) were stimulated using needle electrodes. To these two artificial (because made by different muscle fibre types) motor units (MU1(More)