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dc.contributor.author West, Bruce J. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-21T17:27:49Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-21T17:27:49Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Allegrini,Paolo;Menicucci,Danilo;Bedini,Remo;Fronzoni,Leone;Gemignani,Angelo;Grigolini,Paolo;West,Bruce J.;Paradisi,Paolo. 2009. Spontaneous brain activity as a source of ideal 1/f noise. Physical Review E 80(6): 61914-61914. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1539-3755 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10161/4284
dc.description.abstract We study the electroencephalogram (EEG) of 30 closed-eye awake subjects with a technique of analysis recently proposed to detect punctual events signaling rapid transitions between different metastable states. After single-EEG-channel event detection, we study global properties of events simultaneously occurring among two or more electrodes termed coincidences. We convert the coincidences into a diffusion process with three distinct rules that can yield the same mu only in the case where the coincidences are driven by a renewal process. We establish that the time interval between two consecutive renewal events driving the coincidences has a waiting-time distribution with inverse power-law index mu approximate to 2 corresponding to ideal 1/f noise. We argue that this discovery, shared by all subjects of our study, supports the conviction that 1/f noise is an optimal communication channel for complex networks as in art or language and may therefore be the channel through which the brain influences complex processes and is influenced by them. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher AMER PHYSICAL SOC en_US
dc.relation.isversionof doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.80.061914 en_US
dc.subject 1 en_US
dc.subject f noise en_US
dc.subject electroencephalography en_US
dc.subject nonstationary time-series en_US
dc.subject neuronal avalanches en_US
dc.subject anomalous diffusion en_US
dc.subject dynamical model en_US
dc.subject human language en_US
dc.subject dna-sequences en_US
dc.subject complexity en_US
dc.subject networks en_US
dc.subject systems en_US
dc.subject eeg en_US
dc.subject physics, fluids & plasmas en_US
dc.subject physics, mathematical en_US
dc.title Spontaneous brain activity as a source of ideal 1/f noise en_US
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duke.date.pubdate 2009-12-0 en_US
duke.description.endpage 61914 en_US
duke.description.issue 6 en_US
duke.description.startpage 61914 en_US
duke.description.volume 80 en_US
dc.relation.journal Physical Review E en_US

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