Alteration in Brain Functional and Effective Connectivity in Subjects With Hypertension

@article{Bu2018AlterationIB,
  title={Alteration in Brain Functional and Effective Connectivity in Subjects With Hypertension},
  author={Lingguo Bu and Congcong Huo and Gongcheng Xu and Ying Liu and Zengyong Li and Yubo Fan and Jianfeng Li},
  journal={Frontiers in Physiology},
  year={2018},
  volume={9}
}
To reveal the physiological mechanism of the cognitive decline in subjects with hypertension, the functional connectivity (FC) was assessed by using the wavelet phase coherence (WPCO), and effective connectivity (EC) was assessed by using the coupling strength (CS) of near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) signals. NIRS signals were continuously recorded from the prefrontal cortex, sensorimotor cortex, and occipital lobes of 13 hypertensive patients (hypertension group, 70 ± 6.5 years old) and 16… 

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