Spatio-spectral analysis of ECoG signals during voice activity

Vasileios G. Kanas, Iosif Mporas, Heather L. Benz, Kyriakos N. Sgarbas, Nathan E. Crone, Anastasios Bezerianos

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Abstract

In this paper, we perform spatio-spectral analysis of the human cortex with implanted electrocorticographic (ECoG) electrodes during the voice production process. For this study, the ECoG signals were recorded while the subject performed two-syllable tasks. Additionally, assuming that the speech activity of a subject is expressed as ECoG signal activity disparately distributed over the space of the electrodes, we examined the spectral information in response to the electrode locations. The study was based on spectral features (power spectral density) estimated for each electrode. Quantitative analysis based on the Relief algorithm was followed to estimate the degree of importance of each electrode for describing the voice activity. The experimental results showed that the spectral analysis with resolution of 8 Hz offers the highest voice discrimination performance (94.2%) using support vector machines as classifier. Finally, our analysis showed that during voice activity the frequency bands [168, 208] Hz are mostly affected.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication13th IEEE International Conference on BioInformatics and BioEngineering, IEEE BIBE 2013
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StatePublished - Dec 1 2013
Event13th IEEE International Conference on BioInformatics and BioEngineering, IEEE BIBE 2013 - Chania, Greece
Duration: Nov 10 2013Nov 13 2013

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Name13th IEEE International Conference on BioInformatics and BioEngineering, IEEE BIBE 2013

Other

Other13th IEEE International Conference on BioInformatics and BioEngineering, IEEE BIBE 2013
CountryGreece
CityChania
Period11/10/1311/13/13

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering

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Kanas, V. G., Mporas, I., Benz, H. L., Sgarbas, K. N., Crone, N. E., & Bezerianos, A. (2013). Spatio-spectral analysis of ECoG signals during voice activity. In 13th IEEE International Conference on BioInformatics and BioEngineering, IEEE BIBE 2013 [6701531] (13th IEEE International Conference on BioInformatics and BioEngineering, IEEE BIBE 2013). https://doi.org/10.1109/BIBE.2013.6701531