Estimation of Working Memory Load using EEG Connectivity Measures

Sylvie Charbonnier, Raphaelle Roy, Radka Doležalová, Aurélie Campagne, Stéphane Bonnet

Abstract

Working memory load can be estimated using features extracted from the electroencephalogram (EEG). Connectivity measures, that evaluate the interaction between signals, can be used to extract such features and therefore provide information about the interconnection of brain areas and electrode sites. To our knowledge, there is no literature regarding a direct comparison of the relevance of several connectivity measures for working memory load estimation. This study intends to overcome this lack of literature by proposing a direct comparison of four connectivity measures on data extracted from a working memory load experiment performed by 20 participants. These features are extracted using pattern-based or vector-based methods, and classified using an FLDA classifier and a 10-fold cross-validation procedure. The relevance of the connectivity measures was assessed by statistically comparing the obtained classification accuracy. Additional investigations were performed regarding the best set of electrodes and the best frequency band. The main results are that covariance seems to be the best connectivity measure to estimate working memory load from EEG signals, even more so with signals filtered in the beta band. point.

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Charbonnier S., Roy R., Doležalová R., Campagne A. and Bonnet S. (2016). Estimation of Working Memory Load using EEG Connectivity Measures . In Proceedings of the 9th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 4: BIOSIGNALS, (BIOSTEC 2016) ISBN 978-989-758-170-0, pages 122-128. DOI: 10.5220/0005638201220128


in Bibtex Style

@conference{biosignals16,
author={Sylvie Charbonnier and Raphaelle Roy and Radka Doležalová and Aurélie Campagne and Stéphane Bonnet},
title={Estimation of Working Memory Load using EEG Connectivity Measures},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 9th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 4: BIOSIGNALS, (BIOSTEC 2016)},
year={2016},
pages={122-128},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005638201220128},
isbn={978-989-758-170-0},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 9th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 4: BIOSIGNALS, (BIOSTEC 2016)
TI - Estimation of Working Memory Load using EEG Connectivity Measures
SN - 978-989-758-170-0
AU - Charbonnier S.
AU - Roy R.
AU - Doležalová R.
AU - Campagne A.
AU - Bonnet S.
PY - 2016
SP - 122
EP - 128
DO - 10.5220/0005638201220128