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Figure 4: Illustration of the microstate segmentation in CARTOOL. The two windows on the top show the segments resulting from the k-means cluster analysis of the grand-mean ERP of two conditions. The segments are marked under the Global Field Power curves. Different colors indicate different segments. The cluster maps of these segments are displayed on the right. Note that in the beginning the same segments are found for the two conditions, while different segments explain the later components. Fitting the cluster maps to each single subject ERP statistically tests this finding. This is illustrated here by showing that more subjects have map number 5 (green) in condition 1 and map number 6 (purple) in condition 2. Duration, explained variance and other parameters are computed for each segment and can then be statistically compared using CARTOOL or any other statistical package.