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Directed Transfer Function: Unified Asymptotic Theory and Some of Its Implications

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Baccala, Luiz A. ; Takahashi, Daniel Y. ; Sameshima, Koichi
Total Authors: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering; v. 63, n. 12, p. 2450-2460, DEC 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 5

Objective: To present a unified mathematical derivation of the frequency-dependent asymptotic behavior of the three main forms of directed transfer function (DTF). Methods: A synthesis of the results (proved in an extended Appendix) is followed by a series of Monte Carlo simulations of representative examples. Results: DTF estimators are asymptotically normal when the true values are different from zero. Under the null hypothesis H-0 : DTF = 0, the estimator is distributed as a linear combination of independent chi(2)(1) variables. Conclusions: Null DTF rejection is shown to be achievable with identical performance irrespective of which DTF form is adopted. Significance: Together with recent allied partial directed coherence results, this paper rounds up connectivity inference tools for a class of frequency-domain connectivity estimators. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 05/56464-9 - Neuroscience Imaging Center at University of São Paulo Medical School
Grantee:Giovanni Guido Cerri
Support type: Inter-institutional Cooperation in Support of Brain Research (CINAPCE) - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 08/08171-0 - Modeling populations of neurons with multicomponent systems with variable range interactions
Grantee:Daniel Yasumasa Takahashi
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate