Piotr J. Franaszczuk

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Recent studies using electrocorticographic (ECoG) recordings in humans have shown that functional activation of cortex is associated with an increase in power in the high-gamma frequency range ( approximately 60-200 Hz). Here we investigate the neural correlates of this high-gamma activity in local field potential (LFP). Single units and LFP were recorded(More)
Neuronal oscillations in the gamma frequency range have been reported in many cortical areas, but the role they play in cortical processing remains unclear. We tested a recently proposed hypothesis that the intensity of sensory input is coded in the timing of action potentials relative to the phase of gamma oscillations, thus converting amplitude(More)
A parametric autoregressive model was applied to the multichannel EEG time series. Small statistical fluctuations of the spectral estimates obtained from the short data strings made possible to follow the time changes of the signals. The multiple and partial coherences were calculated for the four channel process and compared with the coherences computed(More)
The directed transfer function (DTF) method, a multichannel parametric method of analysis based on an autoregressive model, is a newly developed tool that permits determination of patterns of flow of activity. The DTF method of analysis was applied to seizures originating from mesial temporal lobe structures in 3 patients recorded by combined subdural grid(More)
A new method (Event-Related Causality, ERC) is proposed for the investigation of functional interactions between brain regions during cognitive processing. ERC estimates the direction, intensity, spectral content, and temporal course of brain activity propagation within a cortical network. ERC is based upon the short-time directed transfer function (SDTF),(More)
In this paper, a brief, preliminary attempt is made to frame a scientific debate about how functional responses at gamma frequencies in electrophysiological recordings (EEG, MEG, ECoG, and LFP) should be classified and interpreted. In general, are all gamma responses the same, or should they be divided into different classes according to criteria such as(More)
OBJECTIVES The ability to analyze patterns of recorded seizure activity is important in the localization and classification of seizures. Ictal evolution is typically a dynamic process with signals composed of multiple frequencies; this can limit or complicate methods of analysis. The recently-developed matching pursuit algorithm permits continuous(More)
This paper addresses some practical issues related to the calculation, display and assessment of the significance of changes in the average time-frequency energy density of event-related brain activity. Using scalp EEG and subdural ECoG example datasets, parametric tests are evaluated as a replacement for previously applied computer-intensive resampling(More)
Intracranial EEG studies in humans have shown that functional brain activation in a variety of functional-anatomic domains of human cortex is associated with an increase in power at a broad range of high gamma (>60Hz) frequencies. Although these electrophysiological responses are highly specific for the location and timing of cortical processing and in(More)
Seizures are increasingly understood to arise from epileptogenic networks across which ictal activity is propagated and sustained. In patients undergoing invasive monitoring for epilepsy surgery, high frequency oscillations have been observed within the seizure onset zone during both ictal and interictal intervals. We hypothesized that the patterns by which(More)