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Developmental dyslexia is one of the most common neuropsychological disorders in children and adults. Only few data are available on the pathomechanisms of this specific dysfunction, assuming--among others--that dyslexia might be a disconnection syndrome of anterior and posterior brain regions involved in phonological and orthographic aspects of the reading(More)
White matter connectivity in the human brain can be mapped by diffusion tensor magnetic resonance imaging (DTI). After reconstruction, the diffusion tensors, the diffusion amplitude and the diffusion direction can be displayed on a morphological background. Consequently, diffusion tensor fibre tracking can be applied as a non-invasive in vivo technique for(More)
BACKGROUND Depressive symptoms are prominent psychopathological features of Huntington's disease (HD), making a negative impact on social functioning and well-being. METHOD We compared the frequencies of a history of depression, previous suicide attempts and current subthreshold depression between 61 early-stage HD participants and 40 matched controls.(More)
In the routine recording of magnetocardiograms (MCGs), it is necessary to underline the problem of noise cancellation. Source separation has often been suggested to solve this problem. In this paper, blind source separation (BSS), by means of singular value decomposition (SVD) and independent component analysis (ICA), was used for noise reduction in MCG(More)
Performing signal averaging in an efficient and correct way is indispensable since it is a prerequisite for a broad variety of magnetocardiographic (MCG) analysis methods. One of the most common procedures for performing the signal averaging to increase the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) in magnetocardiography, as well as in electrocardiography (ECG), is done(More)
We here describe the MEG system recently installed at the University of Ulm; it is specifically designed for clinical application and routine use, to allow investigation of a large number of patients per day. To reach this goal, the system design meets the requirements of reliability, high field sensitivity, minimal set-up time before each measurement and(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Ultrasound is a useful non-invasive instrument in visualizing physiological and pathological morphology in skeletal muscle. Here, we evaluate the possibility that quantitative muscle ultrasound using the parameters 'intensity', 'entropy', and 'fractal dimension' is a feasible method to distinguish between dystrophic myopathies (DM),(More)
Modelling the electromagnetic properties of the thorax in magnetocardiographic (MCG) studies is usually performed by the Boundary Element Method (BEM). Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans are generally used as the basis for extracting the coordinates for BEM. As MRI is a (time) expensive technique and scanners have a high use demand, in this work a(More)
The MEG system Argos 500, recently installed at the University of Ulm, is designed for clinical application and routine use, to allow investigation of a large number of patients per day. To reach this goal, the system design meets the requirements of reliability, high field sensitivity, minimal set-up overhead before each measurement and an easy-to-handle(More)