A Study of Similarity in Brain Data

Speaker:   Jennifer Holst, Adjuct Lecturer and Graduate Researcher, advisor: Aftab Ahmad

In the area of computer science, past research has found that the concept of self-similarity is present in local and Internet-based network traffic. This study considers the possibility that data traveling through the neuronal network in the human brain is also self-similar. By analyzing publicly available raw EEG data and estimating its Hurst parameter, we find indications that brain data traffic may in fact be self-similar