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Author Jeong, Jaeseung ♦ Gore, John C. ♦ Peterson, Bradley S.
Source SpringerLink
Content type Text
Publisher Springer-Verlag
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2002
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Social sciences ♦ Sociology & anthropology
Abstract  We have developed a new method for detecting determinism in a short time series and used this method to examine whether a stationary EEG is deterministic or stochastic. The method is based on the observation that the trajectory of a time series generated from a differentiable dynamical system behaves smoothly in an embedded phase space. The angles between two successive directional vectors in the trajectory reconstructed from a time series at a minimum embedding dimension were calculated as a function of time. We measured the irregularity of the angle variations obtained from the time series using second-order difference plots and central tendency measures, and compared these values with those from surrogate data. The ability of the proposed method to distinguish between chaotic and stochastic dynamics is demonstrated through a number of simulated time series, including data from Lorenz, Rössler, and Van der Pol attractors, high-dimensional equations, and 1/f noise. We then applied this method to the analysis of stationary segments of EEG recordings consisting of 750 data points (6-s segments) from five normal subjects. The stationary EEG segments were not found to exhibit deterministic components. This method can be used to analyze determinism in short time series, such as those from physiological recordings, that can be modeled using differentiable dynamical processes.
ISSN 03401200
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2002-05-01
Publisher Place Berlin/Heidelberg
e-ISSN 14320770
Journal Biological Cybernetics
Volume Number 86
Issue Number 5
Page Count 8
Starting Page 335
Ending Page 342


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