Functional connectivity analysis of multiplex muscle network across frequencies

Jennifer N. Kerkman, Andreas Daffertshofer, Leonardo L. Gollo, Michael Breakspear, Tjeerd W. Boonstra

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Abstract

Physiological networks reveal information about the interaction between subsystems of the human body. Here we investigated the interaction between the central nervous system and the musculoskeletal system by mapping functional muscle networks. Muscle networks were extracted using coherence analysis of muscle activity assessed using surface electromyography (EMG). Surface EMG was acquired from 36 muscles distributed throughout the body while participants were standing upright and performing a bimanual pointing task. Non-negative matrix factorization revealed functional connectivity in four frequency bands. The spatial arrangement differed considerably across frequencies supporting a multiplex network organisation. Graph-theory analysis of layer-specific network revealed a consistent fat-tail distribution of the edges weights, distinct efficiency values, and core-periphery properties. These frequency bands may be spectral fingerprints of different neural pathways that innervate the spinal motor neurons to control the musculoskeletal system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Subtitle of host publicationSmarter Technology for a Healthier World, EMBC 2017 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
Pages1567-1570
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781509028092
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Sep 2017
Event39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2017 - Jeju Island, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 11 Jul 201715 Jul 2017

Conference

Conference39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2017
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityJeju Island
Period11/07/1715/07/17

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Functional analysis
Muscle
Musculoskeletal system
Electromyography
Muscles
Musculoskeletal System
Frequency bands
Neural Pathways
Information Services
Graph theory
Dermatoglyphics
Neurology
Motor Neurons
Oils and fats
Factorization
Human Body
Neurons
Central Nervous System
Fats
Organizations

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Kerkman, J. N., Daffertshofer, A., Gollo, L. L., Breakspear, M., & Boonstra, T. W. (2017). Functional connectivity analysis of multiplex muscle network across frequencies. In 2017 39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: Smarter Technology for a Healthier World, EMBC 2017 - Proceedings (pp. 1567-1570). [8037136] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2017.8037136
Kerkman, Jennifer N. ; Daffertshofer, Andreas ; Gollo, Leonardo L. ; Breakspear, Michael ; Boonstra, Tjeerd W. / Functional connectivity analysis of multiplex muscle network across frequencies. 2017 39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: Smarter Technology for a Healthier World, EMBC 2017 - Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., 2017. pp. 1567-1570
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Functional connectivity analysis of multiplex muscle network across frequencies. / Kerkman, Jennifer N.; Daffertshofer, Andreas; Gollo, Leonardo L.; Breakspear, Michael; Boonstra, Tjeerd W.

2017 39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: Smarter Technology for a Healthier World, EMBC 2017 - Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., 2017. p. 1567-1570 8037136.

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Kerkman JN, Daffertshofer A, Gollo LL, Breakspear M, Boonstra TW. Functional connectivity analysis of multiplex muscle network across frequencies. In 2017 39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: Smarter Technology for a Healthier World, EMBC 2017 - Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. 2017. p. 1567-1570. 8037136 https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2017.8037136