Age-Related Changes in Probability Density Function of Pairwise Euclidean Distances between Multichannel Human EEG Signals


The probability density functions (pdf’s) and the first order structure functions (SF’s) of the pairwise Euclidean distances between scaled multichannel human EEG signals at different time lags under hypoxia and in resting state at different ages are estimated. It is found that the hyper gamma distribution is a good fit for the empirically derived pdf in all cases. It means that only two parameters (sample mean of EEG Euclidean distances at a given time lag and relevant coefficient of variation) may be used in the approximate classification of empirical pdf’s. Both these parameters tend to increase in the first twenty years of life and tend to decrease as healthy adults getting older. Our findings indicate that such age-related dependence of these parameters looks like as age- related dependence of the total brain white matter volume. It is shown that 15 min hypoxia (8% oxygen in nitrogen) causes a significant (about 50%) decrease of the mean relative displacement EEG value that is typical for the rest state. In some sense the impact of the oxygen deficit looks like the subject getting older during short-term period.

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Trifonov, M. and Rozhkov, V. (2014) Age-Related Changes in Probability Density Function of Pairwise Euclidean Distances between Multichannel Human EEG Signals. Journal of Biosciences and Medicines, 2, 19-23. doi: 10.4236/jbm.2014.24004.

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