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Transient phase-locking and dynamic correlations: Are they the same thing?
Human Brain Mapping
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This work represents an attempt to bring together two important themes in neuronal dynamics. The first is the characterization of dynamic correlations in multiunit recordings of spike activity using joint-peri-stimulus time histograms (J-PSTHs) [Aertsen and Preissl, 1991: Non Linear Dynamics and Neural Networks]. The second is transient phase-locking at high (gamma) frequencies, either in terms of spiking in separable spike trains [e.g., Eckhorn et al., 1988: Biol Cybern 60:121-130, Gray and Singer, 1989 Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 86:1698-1702], or using continuous electrical or biomagnetic signals [e.g., Desmedt and Tomberg, 1994 Neurosci Lett 168:126-129]. In this paper we suggest that transient phase-locking is necessary for frequency-specific, dynamic event-related correlations. This point is demonstrated using the gamma-frequency (36 Hz) component of neuromagnetic signals measured in the prefrontal and partial regions of a subject during self-paced movements. A J-PSTH analysis revealed dynamic changes in prefronto-parietal correlations in relation to movement onset. These frequency-specific dynamic correlations were associated with changes in the degree of phase-locking, of the sort reported by Desmedt and Tomberg [1994 Neurosci Lett 168:126-129]. Hum. Brain Mapping 5:48-57, 1997. (c) 1997 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
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