Methods Inf Med 1992; 31(01): 56-59
DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1634859
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Testing the Gaussianity of the Human EEG During Anesthesia

R. Bender
1  Department of Anesthesiology, Hannover Medical School, Germany
,
B. Schultz
1  Department of Anesthesiology, Hannover Medical School, Germany
,
A. Schultz
1  Department of Anesthesiology, Hannover Medical School, Germany
,
I. Pichlmayr
1  Department of Anesthesiology, Hannover Medical School, Germany
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Publikationsdatum:
08. Februar 2018 (online)

Abstract:

The Gaussian properties of human EEGs, which were measured over various stages of general anesthesia, were tested. The basis of the method was to describe the EEG signals by autoregressive models and to test the normality of the regression residuals with the Shapiro-Wilk statistic. The results show that in general the human EEG during anesthesia can be considered as a realization of a Gaussian stochastic process.