Equivalency between emulated disc electrodes and Conventional Disc Electrode human electroencephalography

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Conference Proceeding

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We have previously shown that tripolar concentric ring electrode (TCRE) Laplacian electroencephalography (tEEG) has significantly better signal-to-noise ratio, spatial resolution, and mutual information than disc electrode electroencephalography (EEG). This paper compares the EEG signals acquired simultaneously from the outer ring of the TCRE (oTCRE), shorting all three elements of the TCRE (sTCRE) and disc electrode (disc) concurrently from nearly the same location on the human scalp. We calculated the average correlation for the time series between each pair of signals and average coherence over the pass-band frequencies between all pairs of signals as well. All the correlations and coherences were above 0.99. The results suggest that the oTCRE can be used to record EEG concurrently with tEEG from the same sensor at the same location.

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2014 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2014