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A new combination: scale-space filtering of projected brain activities.

Authors
  • Aydin, Serap
Type
Published Article
Journal
Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
March 2009
Volume
47
Issue
4
Pages
435–440
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s11517-009-0450-3
PMID: 19205770
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In the present study, well known scale-space filtering (SSF) algorithm is used in combination with a linear mapping approach (LMA) to obtain clear auditory evoked potential (EP) waveform. The proposed combination involves two sequential steps: At first, the EEG noise level is reduced from -5 to 0 dB owing to the LMA based on the singular-value-decomposition. In the secondary process, the EEG noise remaining on the projected data is removed by using the SSF. A small number of sweeps are composed as a raw matrix to project the data without using the ensemble averaging at the beginning of the proposed method. Then, single sweeps are individually filtered in wavelet domain by using the SSF in the secondary step. The experimental results show that the SSF can extract the clear single-sweep auditory EP waveform where the LMA is used as a primary filtering. As well, the results indicate that the EP signal and background EEG noise create different wavelet coefficients due to their different characteristics. However, this characteristic difference can be considered to distinguish the EP signal and the EEG noise when the Signal-to-Noise-Ratio is higher than 0 dB.

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