electroencephalography phase synchronization


Summary: Adjustment of BRAIN WAVES from two or more neuronal groups within or across a brain structure (e.g., cortical and limbic brain structures) to become uniform in EEG oscillation patterns in response to a stimulus. It is interpreted as a brain integration sign during many processes such as learning, memory, and perception and involves reciprocal neural connections.

Top Publications

  1. Pauen K, Ivanova G. Multiple circular-circular correlation coefficients for the quantification of phase synchronization processes in the brain. Biomed Tech (Berl). 2013;58:141-55 pubmed publisher
  2. Hong X, Sun J, Tong S. Functional brain networks for sensory maintenance in top-down selective attention to audiovisual inputs. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. 2013;21:734-43 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results suggest that functional brain networks in higher frequency bands, i.e., ? band and ? band, are integrated in different ways during attentional state compared with passive view state. ..
  3. Jalili M, Barzegaran E, Knyazeva M. Synchronization of EEG: bivariate and multivariate measures. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. 2014;22:212-21 pubmed publisher
    ..Onemust consider these properties together with the fact thatMM are computationally less expensive and, therefore, more efficient for the large-scale data sets than BM while choosing a synchronization measure for EEG analysis. ..
  4. Park W, Kwon G, Kim D, Kim Y, Kim S, Kim L. Assessment of cognitive engagement in stroke patients from single-trial EEG during motor rehabilitation. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. 2015;23:351-62 pubmed publisher
    ..Classification accuracy using a combination of movement and post-movement periods was higher than in other cases . Our results support using EEG to assess cognitive engagement in stroke patients during motor rehabilitation. ..
  5. Khoo H, von Ellenrieder N, Zazubovits N, Dubeau F, Gotman J. Epileptic networks in action: Synchrony between distant hemodynamic responses. Ann Neurol. 2017;82:57-66 pubmed publisher
    ..This also validates the EEG-fMRI approach to reveal this network noninvasively. Ann Neurol 2017;82:57-66. ..
  6. Tinkhauser G, Pogosyan A, Tan H, Herz D, Kuhn A, Brown P. Beta burst dynamics in Parkinson's disease OFF and ON dopaminergic medication. Brain. 2017;140:2968-2981 pubmed publisher
    ..Dopaminergic activity limits this uncontrolled beta synchronization by terminating long duration beta bursts, with positive consequences on network state and motor symptoms. ..
  7. Cabrera Ortega M, Gonzales Morejón A, Serrano Ricardo G. Left ventricular synchrony and function in pediatric patients with definitive pacemakers. Arq Bras Cardiol. 2013;101:410-7 pubmed publisher
    ..0001); and, septal to posterior wall motion delay (RVP: 127 ± 33 ms, LVP: 58 ± 17 ms, p < 0.0001). Compared with RV endocardium, LV epicardium is an optimal site for pacing to preserve cardiac synchrony and function. ..
  8. Mortezapouraghdam Z, Haab L, Corona Strauss F, Steidl G, Strauss D. Assessment of long-term habituation correlates in event-related potentials using a von Mises model. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. 2015;23:363-73 pubmed publisher
    ..The results also reinforce our neurofunctional multiscale model of long-term habituation and show the applicability of the described method for the experimental/clinical neurodiagnostic assessment of attentional binding. ..
  9. Ferreri F, Vecchio F, Guerra A, Miraglia F, Ponzo D, Vollero L, et al. Age related differences in functional synchronization of EEG activity as evaluated by means of TMS-EEG coregistrations. Neurosci Lett. 2017;647:141-146 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results suggest an age-related significant influence of time-varying coupling of spatially patterned EEG rhythms on motor cortex excitability in response to TMS. ..

More Information


  1. Jiang H, Schuele S, Rosenow J, Zelano C, Parvizi J, Tao J, et al. Theta Oscillations Rapidly Convey Odor-Specific Content in Human Piriform Cortex. Neuron. 2017;94:207-219.e4 pubmed publisher
    ..Together these findings suggest that human piriform cortex has access to olfactory content in the time-frequency domain and can utilize these signals to rapidly differentiate odor stimuli. ..
  2. Zerlaut Y, Destexhe A. Enhanced Responsiveness and Low-Level Awareness in Stochastic Network States. Neuron. 2017;94:1002-1009 pubmed publisher
    ..We suggest that the purpose of cortical structures is to generate AI states with optimal responsiveness, to be globally aware of external stimuli. ..
  3. Vazquez Marrufo M, Galvao Carmona A, Benítez Lugo M, Ruiz Peña J, Borges Guerra M, Izquierdo Ayuso G. Retest reliability of individual alpha ERD topography assessed by human electroencephalography. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0187244 pubmed publisher