Prediction of Memory Retrieval Performance Using Ear-EEG Signals

Jenifer Kalafatovich, Minji Lee, Seong Whan Lee

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Abstract

Many studies have explored brain signals during the performance of a memory task to predict later remembered items. However, prediction methods are still poorly used in real life and are not practical due to the use of electroencephalography (EEG) recorded from the scalp. Ear-EEG has been recently used to measure brain signals due to its flexibility when applying it to real world environments. In this study, we attempt to predict whether a shown stimulus is going to be remembered or forgotten using ear-EEG and compared its performance with scalp-EEG. Our results showed that there was no significant difference between ear-EEG and scalp-EEG. In addition, the higher prediction accuracy was obtained using a convolutional neural network (pre-stimulus: 74.06%, on-going stimulus: 69.53%) and it was compared to other baseline methods. These results showed that it is possible to predict performance of a memory task using ear-EEG signals and it could be used for predicting memory retrieval in a practical brain-computer interface.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication42nd Annual International Conferences of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Subtitle of host publicationEnabling Innovative Technologies for Global Healthcare, EMBC 2020
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages3363-3366
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781728119908
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jul
Event42nd Annual International Conferences of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2020 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: 2020 Jul 202020 Jul 24

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
Volume2020-July
ISSN (Print)1557-170X

Conference

Conference42nd Annual International Conferences of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2020
CountryCanada
CityMontreal
Period20/7/2020/7/24

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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