Marcio J. Sturzbecher

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Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data analysis has been carried out recently in the framework of information theory, by means of the Shannon entropy. As a natural extension, a method based on the generalized Tsallis entropy was developed to the analysis event-related (ER-fMRI), where a brief stimulus is presented, followed by a long period of(More)
Simultaneous acquisition of electroencephalography (EEG) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) aims to disentangle the description of brain processes by exploiting the advantages of each technique. Most studies in this field focus on exploring the relationships between fMRI signals and the power spectrum at some specific frequency bands (alpha,(More)
Interictal epileptiform discharges (IEDs) can produce haemodynamic responses that can be detected by electroencephalography-functional magnetic resonance imaging (EEG-fMRI) using different analysis methods such as the general linear model (GLM) of IEDs or independent component analysis (ICA). The IEDs can also be mapped by electrical source imaging (ESI)(More)
Functional MRI (fMRI) data often have low signal-to-noise-ratio (SNR) and are contaminated by strong interference from other physiological sources. A promising tool for extracting signals, even under low SNR conditions, is blind source separation (BSS), or independent component analysis (ICA). BSS is based on the assumption that the detected signals are a(More)
The Kullback-Leibler distance (or relative entropy) is applied in the analysis of functional magnetic resonance (fMRI) data series. Our study is designed for event-related (ER) experiments, where a brief stimulus is presented and a long period of rest is followed. In particular, this relative entropy is used as a measure of the " distance " between the(More)
The simultaneous acquisition of electroencephalography (EEG) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data potentially allows measurement of brain signals with both high spatial and temporal resolution. Partial directed coherence (PDC) is a Granger causality measure in the frequency domain, which is often used to infer the intensity of information(More)
Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) has been applied with several purposes in clinical environment as well as in basic neuroscience studies. The main purpose of fMRI is to map brain activity, which is achieved by applying statistical methods to time series of each voxel intensity, related to changes in blood oxygen level, in response to a short(More)
PURPOSE To quantify the amplitude and temporal aspects of the blood oxygenation level-dependent (BOLD) response to an auditory stimulus during normocapnia and hypercapnia in healthy subjects in order to establish which BOLD parameters are best suited to infer the cerebrovascular reactivity (CVR) in the middle cerebral artery (MCA) territory. MATERIALS AND(More)
Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) has just completed 20 years of existence. It currently serves as a research tool in a broad range of human brain studies in normal and pathological conditions, as is the case of epilepsy. To date, most fMRI studies aimed at characterizing brain activity in response to various active paradigms. More recently, a(More)
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