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EEG microstate architecture does not change during passive whole-body accelerations.

J Neurol. 2020;10.1007/s00415-020-09794-4. doi:10.1007/s00415-020-09794-4 [published online ahead of print, 2020 May 28].

Authors/Editors: Ertl M, Schulte M, Dieterich M.
Publication Date: 2020


EEG microstates are defined as brief periods during which the overall scalp topography remains stable. Only four distinct microstates, explaining up to 80% of the variance in rest EEG, were consistently found in microstate studies. Additionally, an association between the EEG microstates and resting state fMRI likely exists. The link between the four canonical microstates (A, B, C, D) and sensory manipulations has been addressed, but a coherent theory has not yet emerged. For example, the temporal parameters of microstate B could be altered by manipulation of the visual input.

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