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    Test-retest reliability of EEG network characteristics in infants

    van der Velde, B. and Haartsen, Rianne and Kemner, C. (2019) Test-retest reliability of EEG network characteristics in infants. Brain and Behavior , e01269. ISSN 2162-3279. (In Press)

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    Abstract

    Functional Electroencephalography (EEG) networks in infants have been proposed as useful biomarkers for developmental brain disorders. However, the reliability of these networks and their characteristics has not been established. We evaluated the reliability of these networks and their characteristics in 10-month-old infants. Data were obtained during two EEG sessions 1 week apart and was subsequently analyzed at delta (0.5-3 Hz), theta (3-6 Hz), alpha1 (6-9 Hz), alpha2 (9-12 Hz), beta (12-25 Hz), and low gamma (25-45 Hz) frequency bands. Connectivity matrices were created by calculating the phase lag index between all channel pairs at given frequency bands. To determine the reliability of these connectivity matrices, intra-class correlations were calculated of global connectivity, local connectivity, and several graph characteristics. Comparing both sessions, global connectivity, as well as global graph characteristics (characteristic path length and average clustering coefficient) are highly reliable across multiple frequency bands; the alpha1 and theta band having the highest reliability in general. In contrast, local connectivity characteristics were less reliable across all frequency bands. We conclude that global connectivity measures are highly reliable over sessions. Local connectivity measures show lower reliability over sessions. This research therefore underlines the possibility of these global network characteristics to be used both as biomarkers of neurodevelopmental disorders, but also as important factors explaining development of typical behavior. [Abstract copyright: © 2019 The Authors. Brain and Behavior published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc.]

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): EEG, brain development, functional connectivity, graph theory, infants, test-retest reliability
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Science > Psychological Sciences
    SWORD Depositor: Mr Joe Tenant
    Depositing User: Mr Joe Tenant
    Date Deposited: 29 May 2019 05:40
    Last Modified: 01 Aug 2019 04:24
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/27099

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