Desain, P. & Honing, H. (2003). Single trial ERP allows Detection of Perceived and Imagined Rhythm. Proceedings of the RENCON workshop, International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI). 1-4.


This study focuses on the traces of neuronal processing of rhythm. A computational method is presented for identifying, on the basis of EEG signals, which rhythm a subject is listening to or imagining. Preprocessing is conducted by independent component analysis. A classification based on correlations was able to correctly identify a single perceptual trial out of five presented rhythms in about half of the cases. Identifying imagined rhythm is harder, but the method still performes significantly better than chance.

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