Weak solutions of the forward problem in EEG for different conductivity values

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Abstract

The potential distribution on the scalp produced by current sources in the brain can be measured by an EEG recorder. The relationship between these sources and the scalp potential distribution may be described by a well-known mathematical model where some simplifications are usually introduced. The head is modeled as a multicompartment nested set and the conductivity of the different tissues is approximated by a positive piecewise constant function. This simplified model is used to solve the forward problem (FP), i.e., to calculate the scalp potential for a current source configuration. In this work, we prove that the weak solutions of the FP are continuous with respect to the conductivity values, that is, the difference between the scalp potentials is small if the conductivity values are closed enough. We present numerical examples that illustrates this property. © 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Troparevsky, M. I., & Rubio, D. (2005). Weak solutions of the forward problem in EEG for different conductivity values. Mathematical and Computer Modelling, 41(13), 1437–1443. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mcm.2004.02.037

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