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Estimation of Working Memory Load using EEG Connectivity Measures

Charbonnier, Sylvie and Roy, Raphaëlle N. and Doležalová, Radka and Campagne, Aurélie and Bonnet, Stéphane Estimation of Working Memory Load using EEG Connectivity Measures. (2016) In: International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies (BIOSTEC 2016), 21 February 2016 - 23 February 2016 (Rome, Italy).

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.5220/0005638201220128


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.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:ISBN: 978-989-758-170-0
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:French research institutions > Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique et aux énergies alternatives - CEA (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Other partners > Institut polytechnique de Grenoble (FRANCE)
Other partners > Université Grenoble Alpes - UGA (FRANCE)
Other partners > Université Pierre Mendès France, Grenoble 2 - UPMF (FRANCE)
Other partners > Université Joseph Fourier Grenoble 1 - UJF (FRANCE)
Other partners > Université Stendhal-Grenoble 3 - U3 (FRANCE)
Other partners > Université de Savoie Mont Blanc - USMB (FRANCE)
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