From Signals to Dynamic Cortical Networks

  • Selma Supek
  • Cheryl J. Aine
Living reference work

Table of contents

  1. Matthew J. Brookes, Mark W. Woolrich, Darren Price
  2. Kristina T. R. Ciesielski, Julia M. Stephen
  3. Cheryl J. Aine, John C. Adair, Janice E. Knoefel, Lori Sanfratello, Julia M. Stephen
  4. Julia M. Stephen
  5. Olaf Hauk, Matti Stenroos, Matthias Treder
  6. Leon Heller, Petr Volegov
  7. Jana Keune, Hari Eswaran, Hubert Preissl
  8. Maike A. Hege, Krunoslav T. Stingl, Hubert Preissl
  9. Jens Haueisen, Thomas R. Knösche
  10. Srikantan Nagarajan, Kensuke Sekihara
  11. Susan M. Bowyer, Jennifer Peacock
  12. Masaki Iwasaki, Nobukazu Nakasato
  13. Sibylle C. Herholz, Christo Pantev
  14. Lori Sanfratello, Julia Stephen, Elaine Best, Doug Ranken, Cheryl Aine
  15. John R. Iversen, Scott Makeig
  16. Lorenz Esch, Christoph Dinh, Eric Larson, Denis Engemann, Mainak Jas, Sheraz Khan et al.
  17. Rainer Körber, Martin Burghoff, Lutz Trahms
  18. Samu Taulu, Juha Simola, Jukka Nenonen, Lauri Parkkonen
  19. Justin F. Schneiderman, Silvia Ruffieux, Christoph Pfeiffer, Bushra Riaz
  20. Svenja Knappe, Tilmann Sander, Lutz Trahms
  21. Hideki Mochizuki, Koji Inui, Ryusuke Kakigi
  22. Susan M. Bowyer, Andrew Biondo, Brent Funk, Margaret Greenwald, Renee Lajiness-O’Neill, Andrew Zillgitt
  23. Arjan Hillebrand, Cornelis J. Stam
  24. Cheryl J. Aine, Selma Supek, Lori Sanfratello, Julia M. Stephen
  25. M. Pannetier-Lecoeur, C. Fermon, P. Campiglio, Q. Herreros, G. Jasmin-Lebras
  26. Jan-Mathijs Schoffelen, Joachim Gross
  27. Francesco de Pasquale, Laura Marzetti

About this book


Magnetoencephalography (MEG) is an invaluable functional brain imaging technique that provides direct, real-time monitoring of neuronal activity necessary for gaining insight into dynamic cortical networks. This handbook covers the rich and transdisciplinary nature of the MEG field. The underlying motivation for this book was to make this diverse and extensive collection of chapters available to both newcomers and experienced researchers with the hope of stimulating growth in the MEG area.  

The book is a comprehensive knowledge base of MEG basics along with the latest developments in methodological, empirical and clinical research, directed toward masters and doctoral students, as well as researchers already in the field. The topics range from neuromagnetic measurements, signal processing and source localization techniques to dynamic functional networks underlying perception and cognition in both health and disease. Topical reviews cover, among others: development on SQUID-based and novel sensors, multi-modal integration (low field MRI and MEG; EEG and fMRI), Bayesian approaches to multi-modal integration, direct neuronal imaging, novel noise reduction methods, source-space functional analysis, decoding of brain states, dynamic brain connectivity, sensory-motor integration, MEG studies on perception and cognition, thalamocortical oscillations, fetal and neonatal MEG, pediatric MEG studies, cognitive development, clinical applications of MEG in epilepsy, pre-surgical mapping, stroke, schizophrenia, stuttering, traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, autism, aging and neurodegeneration, MEG applications in cognitive neuropharmacology, along with an overview of major open-source analysis tools. 

The 2nd edition, which is now presented as a Springer Reference, has 9 sections compared to 5 in the first edition and includes a total of 61 chapters. It provides more in-depth tutorials on MEG as an enabling tool in neuroscience and on linear source estimation and spatial filtering approaches.  A set of 11 new chapters and 20 updated chapters cover, among others, new topics such as simultaneous MEG and intracerebral EEG recordings, MEG studies on time processing and temporal cognition, open source MNE software, presurgical localization of language, emerging zero helium boil-off MEG technologies and provides updates on novel multi-modal fusion and related modeling approaches, open source analysis packages, neural decoding and MEG Brain Computer Interface, organizational cognitive neuroscience as well as developmental studies and clinical applications. In the last two years significant advances have been made in the field of novel sensor development, particularly for optically pumped magnetometers (OPMs) which are leading the way to a new generation of wearable MEG systems. Included in this new edition is a new chapter covering the topic of “on-scalp” MEG and an updated chapter on OPMs. 

The book was edited by a board of internationally renowned scientists serving as Section Editors:

Part I: MEG Tutorials: Seppo Ahlfors                  

Part II: Source Analysis and Multi-modal Integration: Selma Supek and Cheryl J. Aine

Part III: Open Source Analysis Packages: Alexandre Gramfort

Part IV: Functional Connectivity and Oscillatory Activity: Matthew Brooks

Part V: Neurodevelopment Across Lifespan: Julia M. Stephen

Part VI: Sensory and Cognitive Studies: Catherine Tallon-Baudry

Part VII: Clinical Application and Translational Studies: Nobukazu Nakasato

Part VIII: Novel Brain Research Topics: Lauri Parkkonen

Part IX: Emerging Technologies: Risto Ilmoniemi


functional brain imaging MEG, EEG, low field MRI, fMRI SQUID, MEG sensors biomagnetic forward and inverse problem biomagnetism clinical applications of MEG cortical oscillations and functional connectivity fetal MEG and pediatric neuromagnetism neuromagnetic measures of perception and cognition source localization

Editors and affiliations

  • Selma Supek
    • 1
  • Cheryl J. Aine
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Science, Department of PhysicsUniversity of ZagrebZagrebCroatia
  2. 2.RenoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-62657-4