Functional Cortical Hubs in the Eyes-Closed Resting Human Brain from an Electrophysiological Perspective Using Magnetoencephalography

Abstract

It is not clear whether specific brain areas act as hubs in the eyes-closed (EC) resting state, which is an unconstrained state free from any passive or active tasks. Here, we used electrophysiological magnetoencephalography (MEG) signals to study functional cortical hubs in 88 participants. We identified several multispectral cortical hubs. Although cortical hubs vary slightly with different applied measures and frequency bands, the most consistent hubs were observed in the medial and posterior cingulate cortex, the left dorsolateral superior frontal cortex, and the left pole of the middle temporal cortex. Hubs were characterized as connector nodes integrating EC resting state functional networks. Hubs in the gamma band were more likely to include midline structures. Our results confirm the existence of multispectral cortical cores in EC resting state functional networks based on MEG and imply the existence of optimized functional networks in the resting brain.

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0068192

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@inproceedings{Jin2013FunctionalCH, title={Functional Cortical Hubs in the Eyes-Closed Resting Human Brain from an Electrophysiological Perspective Using Magnetoencephalography}, author={Seung-Hyun Jin and Woorim Jeong and Jaeho Seol and Jiyeon Kwon and Chun Kee Chung}, booktitle={PloS one}, year={2013} }