Classification of EEG signals based on mean-square error optimal time-frequency features

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This paper illustrates the improvement in accuracy of classification for electroencephalogram (EEG) signals measured during a memory encoding task, by using features based on a mean square error (MSE) optimal time-frequency estimator. The EEG signals are modelled as Locally Stationary Processes, based on the modulation in time of an ordinary stationary covariance function. After estimating the model parameters, we compute the MSE optimal kernel for the estimation of the Wigner-Ville spectrum. We present a simulation study to evaluate the performance of the derived optimal spectral estimator, compared to the single windowed Hanning spectrogram and the Welch spectrogram. Further, the estimation procedure is applied to the measured EEG and the time-frequency features extracted from the spectral estimates are used to feed a neural network classifier. Consistent improvement in classification accuracy is obtained by using the features from the proposed estimator, compared to the use of existing methods.


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Probability Theory and Statistics
  • Signal Processing
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 26th European Signal Processing Conference, EUSIPCO 2018
PublisherEuropean Signal Processing Conference, EUSIPCO
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9789082797015
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Nov 29
Publication categoryResearch
Event26th European Signal Processing Conference, EUSIPCO 2018 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 2018 Sep 32018 Sep 7


Conference26th European Signal Processing Conference, EUSIPCO 2018