Identifying complex brain networks using penalized regression methods

Eduardo Martínez-Montes, Mayrim Vega-Hernández, José M. Sánchez-Bornot, Pedro A. Valdés-Sosa

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    The recorded electrical activity of complex brain networks through the EEG reflects their intrinsic spatial, temporal and spectral properties. In this work we study the application of new penalized regression methods to i) the spatial characterization of the brain networks associated with the identification of faces and ii) the PARAFAC analysis of resting-state EEG. The use of appropriate constraints through non-convex penalties allowed three types of inverse solutions (Loreta, Lasso Fusion and ENet L) to spatially localize networks in agreement with previous studies with fMRI. Furthermore, we propose a new penalty based in the Information Entropy for the constrained PARAFAC analysis of resting EEG that allowed the identification in time, frequency and space of those brain networks with minimum spectral entropy. This study is an initial attempt to explicitly include complexity descriptors as a constraint in multilinear EEG analysis.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)315-323
    Number of pages9
    JournalJournal of Biological Physics
    Issue number3-4 SPEC. ISS.
    Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 1 Aug 2008


    • Complex brain networks
    • EEG inverse problem
    • Information Entropy
    • Multiple penalized least squares model


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