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SSVEP enhancement based on Canonical Correlation Analysis to improve BCI performances

Abstract : Brain Computer Interfaces (BCI) rely on brain waves signal, such as electro-encephalogram (EEG) recording, to endow a disabled user with non-muscular communication. Given the very low signal-to-noise ratio of EEG, a signal enhancement phase is crucial for ensuring decent performances in BCI systems. Several methods have been proposed for EEG signal enhancement, such as Independent Component Analysis, Common Spatial Pattern, and Principal Component Analysis. We show that Canonical Correlation Analysis (CCA), initially introduced to SSVEP-based BCI as a feature extraction method, is a good candidate for such preprocessing state. Evaluation is performed on a recording from 5 subjects during a BCI task based on Steady-State Visual Evoked Potentials (SSVEP). We demonstrate that CCA significantly improves classification performances in SSVEP-based BCIs.
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Emmanuel Kalunga, Karim Djouani, Yskandar Hamam, Sylvain Chevallier, Eric Monacelli. SSVEP enhancement based on Canonical Correlation Analysis to improve BCI performances. AFRICON 2013, Sep 2013, Pointe-Aux-Piments, Mauritius. ⟨10.1109/AFRCON.2013.6757776⟩. ⟨hal-01352059⟩

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