EEG recordings are usually corrupted by spurious extra-cerebral artifacts, which should be rejected or cleaned up by the practitioner. Since manual screening of human EEGs is inherently error prone and might induce experimental bias, automatic artifact detection is an issue of importance. Automatic artifact detection is the best guarantee for objective and… (More)
Methods for the extraction of features from physiological datasets are growing needs as clinical investigations of Alzheimer's disease (AD) in large and heterogeneous population increase. General tools allowing diagnostic regardless of recording sites, such as different hospitals, are essential and if combined to inexpensive non-invasive methods could… (More)
This paper proposes a very simple method for increasing the algorithm speed for separating sources from PNL mixtures or inverting Wiener systems. The method is based on a pertinent initialization of the inverse system, whose computational cost is very low. The nonlinear part is roughly approximated by pushing the observations to be Gaussian; this method… (More)
BACKGROUND oscillatory activity, which can be separated in background and oscillatory burst pattern activities, is supposed to be representative of local synchronies of neural assemblies. Oscillatory burst events should consequently play a specific functional role, distinct from background EEG activity - especially for cognitive tasks (e.g. working memory… (More)
Several clinical studies have reported that EEG synchrony is affected by Alzheimer's disease (AD). In this paper a frequency band analysis of AD EEG signals is presented, with the aim of improving the diagnosis of AD using EEG signals. In this paper, multiple synchrony measures are assessed through statistical tests (Mann-Whitney U test), including… (More)
In this paper, a new algorithm for blind inversion of Wiener systems is presented. The algorithm is based on minimization of mutual information of the output samples. This minimization is done through a Minimization-Projection (MP) approach, using a nonparametric " gradient " of mutual information .
OBJECTIVE Recently, significant advances have been made in the early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD) from electroencephalography (EEG). However, choosing suitable measures is a challenging task. Among other measures, frequency relative power (RP) and loss of complexity have been used with promising results. In the present study we investigate the… (More)
Electronic noses and tongues are two recent examples in chemical sensing that employ statistical array techniques in order to overcome the intrinsic limitations of current solid-state chemical sensors like ion-selective field transistors (ISFET). In particular, ISFETs are sensitive to the concentration of a particular ion in a solution to be measured, but… (More)