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f. Modeling Functional Connectivity of Neuronal Oscillations

Elliot Saba

Neurons in the brain fire in rhythmic patterns, generating oscillations that neuroscientists have studied for quite some time. These oscillations are results of activity that is local to a single center in the brain, and oscillations in separate areas of the brain can be shown to be functionally connected, implying a connection or communication between two disparate centers in the brain.  This project aims to characterize the functional connectivity between separate areas of the brain as a linear, time-varying system, and thus build strong mathematical models of brain center interactions.

This work was funded by the National Science Foundation through the University of Washington Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering, and the Army Research Office.