Determination of effective brain connectivity from activity correlations

J. N. Maclaurin, P. A. Robinson

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Effective connectivity embodied in transfer functions is derived from symmetric-network activity correlations under task-free conditions via a recent causal spectral factorization method. This generalizes previous covariance-based analyses to include frequency dependencies and time delays. Results are verified against analytic solutions of equations that have reproduced many aspects of experimental brain dynamics and against cases of more complex connectivity. Robustness to noise is also demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number042404
JournalPhysical Review E
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 15 2019
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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