Multiplication of EEG Samples through Replicating, Biasing, and Overlapping

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Atyabi, Adham
Fitzgibbon, Sean Patrick
Powers, David Martin
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Springer Berlin Heidelberg
EEG recording is a time consuming operation during which the subject is expected to stay still for a long time performing tasks. It is reasonable to expect some uctuation in the level of focus toward the performed task during the task period. This study is focused on investi- gating various approaches for emphasizing regions of interest during the task period. Dividing the task period into three segments of beginning, middle and end, is expectable to improve the overall classi cation per- formance by changing the concentration of the training samples toward regions in which subject had better concentration toward the performed tasks. This issue is investigated through the use of techniques such as i) replication, ii) biasing, and iii) overlapping. A dataset with 4 motor imagery tasks (BCI Competition III dataset IIIa) is used. The results il- lustrate the existing variations within the potential of di erent segments of the task period and the feasibility of techniques that focus the training samples toward such regions.
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Atyabi, Adham, Fitzgibbon, Sean, Powers, David, 2012. Multiplication of EEG Samples through Replicating, Biasing, and Overlapping. In Brain Informatics: International Conference, BI 2012, Macau, China, December 4-7, 2012. Proceedings. Berlin: Springer Berlin Heidelberg. Pp 209-219