We propose a new model-free method based on the feed-forward artificial neuronal network for detecting functional connectivity in coupled systems. The developed method which does not require large computational costs and which is able to work with short data trials can be used for analysis and reconstruction of connectivity in experimental multichannel data of different nature. We test this approach on the chaotic Rössler system and demonstrate good agreement with the previous well-known results. Then, we use our method to predict functional connectivity thalamo-cortical network of epileptic brain based on ECoG data set of WAG/Rij rats with genetic predisposition to absence epilepsy. We show the emergence of functional interdependence between cortical layers and thalamic nuclei after epileptic discharge onset.
Feed-forward artificial neural network provides data-driven inference of functional connectivity
Nikita Frolov, Vladimir Maksimenko, Annika Lüttjohann, Alexey Koronovskii, Alexander Hramov; Feed-forward artificial neural network provides data-driven inference of functional connectivity. Chaos 1 September 2019; 29 (9): 091101. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5117263
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