Equivalent physical models and formulation of equivalent source layer in high-resolution EEG imaging

Dezhong Yao, Bin He

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Abstract

In high-resolution EEG imaging, both equivalent dipole layer (EDL) and equivalent charge layer (ECL) assumed to be located just above the cortical surface have been proposed as high-resolution imaging modalities or as intermediate steps to estimate the epicortical potential. Presented here are the equivalent physical models of these two equivalent source layers (ESL) which show that the strength of EDL is proportional to the surface potential of the layer when the outside of the layer is filled with an insulator, and that the strength of ECL is the normal current of the layer when the outside is filled with a perfect conductor. Based on these equivalent physical models, closed solutions of ECL and EDL corresponding to a dipole enclosed by a spherical layer are given. These results provide the theoretical basis of ESL applications in high-resolution EEG mapping.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3475-3483
Number of pages9
JournalPhysics in Medicine and Biology
Volume48
Issue number21
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 7 2003

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