Information-theoretic approach to detect directional information flow in EEG signals induced by TMS

This study evaluates two methods for effective connectivity analysis, symbolic transfer entropy (STE) and vector autoregression (VAR), by applying them to TMS-EEG data. In terms of the consistency of results from different experimental sessions, STE is found to yield robust results irrespective of sessions, whereas VAR produces less correlation between sessions. Furthermore, STE preferentially detects the directional information flow from the TMS target. Taken together, our results suggest that STE is a reliable method for detecting the effect of TMS, implying that it would also be useful for identifying neural activity during cognitive tasks and resting states.
Source: Neuroscience Research - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

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