Synchronization measures of bursting data: Application to the electrocorticogramof an auditory event-related experiment
Synchronization measures have become an important tool for exploring the relationships between time series. We review three recently proposed nonlinear synchronization measures and expand their definitions in a straightforward way to apply to an ensemble of measurements. We also develop a synchronization measure in which nearest neighbors are determined across the ensemble. We compare these four nonlinear synchronization measures and show that our measure succeeds in physically motivated examples where the other methods fail. We apply the synchronization measure to human electrocorticogram data collected during an auditory event-related potential experiment. The results suggest a crude model of cortical connectivity.