Functional Connectivity Analysis Using the Oddball Auditory Paradigm for Attention Tasks

  • Juana Valeria Hurtado-RincónEmail author
  • Francia Restrepo
  • Jorge Ivan Padilla
  • Hector Fabio Torres
  • German Castellanos-Dominguez
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11309)


Nowadays, cognitive stimulus processing using Electroencephalographic (EEG) recordings is accomplished by analyzing individually the time-frequency information belonging to each EEG channel. Nevertheless, several studies have characterized cognitive functions as synchronized brain networks depending on the underlying neural interactions. As a result, connectivity analysis provides essential information for improving both the interpretation and interpretability of brain functionality under specific tasks. In this research, we perform functional connectivity analysis by measuring the stability of the phase difference between EEG channels, aiming to include synchronization patterns for studying the brain reaction to cognitive stimulus. Experiments are carried out in subjects responding to an oddball paradigm. Results show statistical differences between target and non-target labels, making the proposed methodology a suitable alternative to support cognitive neurophysiological applications.


Brain connectivity Phase synchronization Electroencephalography Oddball paradigm 



This research is supported by the research project # 36706: “BrainScore: Sistema compositivo, gráfico y sonoro creado a partir del comportamiento frecuencial de las senãles cerebrales”, funded by Universidad de Caldas and Universidad Nacional de Colombia.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Juana Valeria Hurtado-Rincón
    • 1
    Email author
  • Francia Restrepo
    • 2
  • Jorge Ivan Padilla
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Hector Fabio Torres
    • 3
  • German Castellanos-Dominguez
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Signal Processing and Recognition GroupUniversidad Nacional de ColombiaBogotáColombia
  2. 2.Universidad Autónoma de ManizalesManizalesColombia
  3. 3.Universidad de CaldasManizalesColombia

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