Giorgos A. Giannakakis

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Epilepsy is one of the most common chronic neurological diseases and the most common neurological chronic disease of childhood. The electroencephalogram (EEG) signal provides significant information neurologists take into consideration in the investigation and analysis of epileptic seizures. The Approximate Entropy (ApEn) is a formulated statistical(More)
The study investigates the differences regarding the position of intracranial generators of P50 component of ERPs in 38 dyslexic children aged 11.47+/-2.12 years compared with their 19 healthy siblings aged 12.21+/-2.25. The dipoles were extracted by solving the inverse electromagnetic problem according to the recursively applied and projected multiple(More)
Stress and anxiety heavily affect the human wellbeing and health. Under chronic stress, the human body and mind suffers by constantly mobilizing all of its resources for defense. Such a stress response can also be caused by anxiety. Moreover, excessive worrying and high anxiety can lead to depression and even suicidal thoughts. The typical tools for(More)
Working memory deficiency has been implicated in developmental disorders of scholastic skills. The auditory P50 component of event-related potentials reflecting preattentive processing was investigated in 38 children with developmental disorders of scholastic skills and 19 sibling control children, as elicited during a working memory test. The P50 was(More)
BACKGROUND Recent research has implicated deficits of the working memory (WM) and attention in dyslexia. The N100 component of event-related potentials (ERP) is thought to reflect attention and working memory operation. However, previous studies showed controversial results concerning the N100 in dyslexia. Variability in this issue may be the result of(More)
In this paper, we address the problem of time-varying causal connectivity estimators on Electro-encephalographic (EEG) signals by means of Directed Transfer Function (DTF). The DTF method reveals causal information flows between brain areas, while direct DTF (dDTF) is able to distinguish and estimate only direct flows. Since neuro-physiological signals such(More)
Stress and anxiety act as psycho-physical factors that increase the risk of developing several chronic diseases. Since they appear as early indicators, it is very important to be able to perform their evaluation in a contactless and non-intrusive manner in order to avoid inducing artificial stress or anxiety to the individual in question. For these reasons,(More)