Mojdeh Zamyadi1, Charles Raybaud1, Carter Snead2, Mary Lou Smith3, Elysa Widjaja1
1Diagnostic Imaging, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; 2Division of Neurology, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; 3Department of Psychology, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
In this study functional connectivity (FC) within resting states networks (RSNs) was assessed using independent component analysis (ICA) in healthy controls and children with frontal lobe epilepsy (FLE). In addition, functional network connectivity (FNC) was evaluated across several RSNs by examining the time series of the components. Based on the statistical analysis of FC results, we identified 6 RSNs in both groups. We have also demonstrated both reduced and elevated FC within the RSNs and in FNC across the RSNs. The findings of this study provide evidence on the effect of localization-related epilepsy, in this case FLE, on several RSNs.