Comparison of Power Spectrum Predictors in Computing Coherence Functions for Intracortical EEG Signals

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Abstract

The present study compares two Auto-Regressive (AR) model based (Burg Method (BM) and Yule Walker Method) and two subspace based (Eigen Method and Multiple Signal Classification Method) power spectral density predictors in computing the Coherence Function (CF) to observe EEG synchronization between right and left hemispheres. For this purpose, two channels intracortical EEG series recorded from WAG/Rij rats (a genetic model for human absence epilepsy) are analyzed. In tests, AR model-based predictors result the close performance such that the CF estimations are sensitive to the AR model order. Dealing with the subspace-based predictors; certain peaks in CF estimations can also be detected in case of low noise subspace dimension. Besides, they are more computational complexity. In conclusion, high order BM is proposed in EEG synchronization. The results support that each EEG sequence probably meets a high order AR model where the dimension of the related noise subspace is relatively low in comparison to the model order.

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