Primena Higučijeve fraktalne dimenzije i metode nezavisnih komponenata u analizi spontane bioelektrične aktivnosti Br neurona vinogradskog puža pod delovanjem konstantnog magnetnog polja i uabaina
Application of Higuchi fractal dimension and indepenedent component method in analysis of garden snail Br neuron bursting activity modulated by static magnetic field and ouabain.
Doctoral thesis (Published version)
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Nonlinear and advanced statistical methods, in addition to linear methods, occupy a prominent place in the analysis of physiological signals, especially in light of the non-linear and chaotic behavior of biological systems. Therefore, the use of Higuchi fractal dimension and independent component analysis (ICA), reperesents a new approach to signal analysis, especially regarding the activities of one neuron. The most recognizable type of spontaneous bioelectric activity in neurons of invertebrates as well as vertebrates is the appearance of bursting activity. This study presents a unique and innovative approach to the separation of the components of spontaneous bioelectric activity of the garden snail Br neuron - action potential (AP), interspike interval (ISI) and interburst interval (IBI), by using Higuchi’s fractal dimension and Gaussian fitting functions. This methodological approach allows monitoring of the effect of static magnetic field and the inhibitor of the Na+/K+ pump, ouabain, on the changes in the complexity of the spontaneous bioelectric activity of the Br neuron. On the other hand, for the first time ICA method was tested in different experimental conditions on AP, ISI and IBI components of spontaneous bioelectric activity. This study demonstrates the power of the common use of the above mentioned methods and proposes to extend their use for the purpose of analyzing spontaneously active neurons of different species in physiological and patological conditions.
Keywords:Higuchi fractal dimension; ICA; Br neuron; Static magnetic field; Ouabain
Source:University of Belgrade, Faculty of Biology, 2014, 1-93