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OBJECTIVES To examine the characteristics of evoked and induced gamma band oscillatory responses occurring during P300 development in an auditory oddball paradigm. METHODS A time-frequency analysis method was applied to an auditory oddball paradigm in 7 healthy subjects. This method combines a multiresolution wavelet algorithm for signal extraction and(More)
Photosensitive epilepsy (PSE) is the most common form of human reflex epilepsy, appearing in up to 10% of epileptic children. It also offers a highly reproducible model to investigate whether changes in neuronal activity preceding the transition to an epileptic photoparoxysmal response (PPR) may be detected. We studied 10 patients with idiopathic PSE (eight(More)
Independent component analysis (ICA) is a novel technique that calculates independent components from mixed signals. A hypothetical clinical application is to remove artifacts in EEG. The goal of this study was to apply ICA to standard EEG recordings to eliminate well-known artifacts, thus quantifying its efficacy in an objective way. Eighty samples of(More)
A small series of high frequency oscillations (HFOs) overlapping the earliest part of the N20 wave can be observed in the somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEPs) of normal subjects. We tried to elucidate whether these high frequency components are mainly due to phase-resetting phenomena, to the emergence of new oscillations related to the stimuli, or to a(More)
In Parkinson's disease (PD), the oscillatory activity recorded from the basal ganglia shows dopamine-dependent changes. In the "off" parkinsonian motor state, there is prominent activity in the beta band (12-30 Hz) that is mostly attenuated after dopaminergic therapy ("on" medication state). The on state is also characterized by activity in the gamma (60-80(More)
Non-phase-locked beta oscillatory changes during passive movements were studied in six healthy volunteers, and compared with those observed in a similar group during ballistic movements. Passive movements consisted of brisk wrist extensions done with the help of a pulley system. Changes in the beta band were determined by means of wavelet and Gabor(More)
We studied movement-related EEG oscillatory changes in the alpha, beta and low-gamma frequency bands in three different paradigms of movement, namely ballistic, sustained, and negative (muscle relaxation). A time-frequency analysis of non-phase-locked activity in the 7-47 Hz range was performed on movement-centred EEG sweeps using wavelet filters and Gabor(More)
Oscillatory activity can be widely recorded in the cortex and basal ganglia. This activity may play a role not only in the physiology of movement, perception and cognition, but also in the pathophysiology of psychiatric and neurological diseases like schizophrenia or Parkinson's disease. Ketamine administration has been shown to cause an increase in gamma(More)
OBJECTIVE The observation of a voluntary movement executed by another person is associated with an alpha and beta EEG desynchronization over the motor cortex, thought to reflect activity from the human "mirror neuron" system. The aim of our work was to study the changes in local field potentials (LFP) recorded from the subthalamic nucleus (STN) and their(More)