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Partial least squares (PLS) has proven to be a important multivariate analytic tool for positron emission tomographic and, more recently, event-related potential (ERP) data. The application to ERP incorporates the ability to analyze space and time together, a feature that has obvious appeal for event-related functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)(More)
This study employed whole head magnetoencephalography and synthetic aperture magnetometry to investigate the cortical topography of the preparation and the execution of volitional and reflexive water swallowing and of a simple tongue movement. Concerning movement execution, activation of the mid-lateral primary sensorimotor cortex was strongly lateralized(More)
In this study we applied synthetic aperture magnetometry (SAM) to investigate active cortical areas associated with magnetically recorded transient and steady-state auditory evoked responses. For transient evoked responses, SAM images reveal an activated volume of cortical tissue within the lateral aspect of the superior temporal plane. The volume of(More)
The present study used magneto-encephalography (MEG) to determine the neural correlates of the bilingual advantage previously reported for behavioral measures in conflict tasks. Bilingual Cantonese-English, bilingual French-English, and monolingual English speakers, performed the Simon task in the MEG. Reaction times were faster for congruent than for(More)
To investigate the motor control related to sound production, we studied cortical rhythmic changes during continuous vocalization such as singing. Magnetoencephalographic (MEG) responses were recorded while subjects spoke in the usual way (speaking), sang (singing), hummed (humming) and imagined (imagining) a popular song. The power of alpha (8-15 Hz), beta(More)
To perform group studies using functional imaging data, the individual brain images are usually transformed into a common coordinate space. The two most widely used spaces in the neuroscience community are the Talairach space and the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI) space. The Talairach coordinate system has become the standard reference for reporting(More)
We develop a novel approach of cross-modal correspondence analysis (CMCA) to address whether brain activities observed in magnetoencephalography (MEG) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) represent a common neuronal subpopulation, and if so, which frequency band obtained by MEG best fits the common brain areas. Fourteen adults were investigated(More)
Oscillatory gamma band activity (GBA, 30-100 Hz) has been shown to correlate with perceptual and cognitive phenomena including feature binding, template matching, and learning and memory formation. We hypothesized that if GBA reflects highly learned perceptual template matching, we should observe its development in musicians specific to the timbre of their(More)
Non-parametric statistical methods, such as permutation, are flexible tools to analyze data when the population distribution is not known. With minimal assumptions and better statistical power compared to the parametric tests, permutation tests have recently been applied to the spatially filtered magnetoencephalography (MEG) data for group analysis. To(More)
Previous magnetoencephalography (MEG) studies of sleep spindles have identified a complex and widespread distribution in parietal and frontal cortices by fitting a dipolar model to the data. In this study, we used a whole-head 151-channel MEG system with simultaneous electroencephalography (EEG) recording in eight normal subjects. All subjects fell asleep(More)