Journal article

Identifying Emergent Mesoscopic-Macroscopic Functional Brain Network Dynamics in Infants at Term-Equivalent Age with Electric Source Neuroimaging

Steve Mehrkanoon, Boualem Boashash, Paul Colditz

BRAIN CONNECTIVITY | MARY ANN LIEBERT, INC | Published : 2021

Abstract

Aim: To identify and characterize the functional brain networks at the time when the brain is yet to develop higher order functions in term-born and preterm infants at term-equivalent age. Introduction: Although functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data have revealed the existence of spatially structured resting-state brain activity in infants, the temporal information of fMRI data limits the characterization of fast timescale brain oscillations. In this study, we use infants' high-density electroencephalography (EEG) to characterize spatiotemporal and spectral functional organizations of brain network dynamics. Methods: We used source-reconstructed EEG and graph theoretical analyses..

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Grants

Awarded by Advance Queensland Fellowship Grant - Queensland State Government, Australia


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Project


Awarded by Qatar Foundation


Funding Acknowledgements

S.M. was supported by an Advance Queensland Fellowship Grant (AQRF06016-17RD2) funded by the Queensland State Government, Australia (2017-2019). Data collection was supported by the National Health and Medical Research Project grant APP1084032. B.B. was supported by Qatar Foundation grants NPRP6-885-2-364 and NPRP6-680-2282.