Classifying single trial EEG: Towards brain computer interfacing

Benjamin Blankertz, Gabriel Curio, Klaus Robert Müller

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

294 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Driven by the progress in the field of single-trial analysis of EEG, there is a growing interest in brain computer interfaces (BCIs), i.e., systems that enable human subjects to control a computer only by means of their brain signals. In a pseudo-online simulation our BCI detects upcoming finger movements in a natural keyboard typing condition and predicts their laterality. This can be done on average 100-230ms before the respective key is actually pressed, i.e., long before the onset of EMG. Our approach is appealing for its short response time and high classification accuracy (>96%) in a binary decision where no human training is involved. We compare discriminative classifiers like Support Vector Machines (SVMs) and different variants of Fisher Discriminant that possess favorable regularization properties for dealing with high noise cases (inter-trial variablity).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Neural Information Processing Systems 14 - Proceedings of the 2001 Conference, NIPS 2001
PublisherNeural information processing systems foundation
ISBN (Print)0262042088, 9780262042086
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes
Event15th Annual Neural Information Processing Systems Conference, NIPS 2001 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: 2001 Dec 32001 Dec 8

Publication series

NameAdvances in Neural Information Processing Systems
ISSN (Print)1049-5258

Other

Other15th Annual Neural Information Processing Systems Conference, NIPS 2001
CountryCanada
CityVancouver, BC
Period01/12/301/12/8

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems
  • Signal Processing

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Classifying single trial EEG: Towards brain computer interfacing'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Blankertz, B., Curio, G., & Müller, K. R. (2002). Classifying single trial EEG: Towards brain computer interfacing. In Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 14 - Proceedings of the 2001 Conference, NIPS 2001 (Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems). Neural information processing systems foundation.