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Measuring Phase Synchronization of Superimposed Signals
F Meinecke, A Ziehe, J Kurths and Klaus-Robert Müller
Physics Review Letters Volume 94, 084102, 2005.


Phase synchronization is an important phenomenon that occurs in a wide variety of complex oscillatory processes. Measuring phase synchronization can therefore help to gain fundamental insight into nature. In this Letter we point out that synchronization analysis techniques can detect spurious synchronization, if they are fed with a superposition of signals such as in electroencephalography or magnetoencephalography data. We show how techniques from blind source separation can help to nevertheless measure the true synchronization and avoid such pitfalls.

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Subjects:Learning/Statistics & Optimisation
Theory & Algorithms
ID Code:1886
Deposited By:Klaus-Robert Müller
Deposited On:29 December 2005