Nonlinear time series analysis can be used to investigate the dynamics underlying the generation of EEG signal. In the present study we used this approach to study the pathophysiology of PLEDs. We calculated the correlation dimension D2 of an EEG with typical PLEDs, and compared the results with those obtained for surrogate data. These surrogate data have the same power spectrum and amplitude distribution as the original EEG data, but are otherwise random. By construction, such surrogate data can be described by a linear model. Our results showed that D2 estimations for PLEDs were low, on the order of one, and that the results for EEG and the surrogate data were clearly different, indicating that the EEG with PLEDs reflects nonlinear dynamics of the underlying neural networks.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Clinical EEG (electroencephalography)|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 1998|