Analysis of EEG Signals by Emprical Mode Decomposition and Mutual Information

Mert A., Akan A.

21st Signal Processing and Communications Applications Conference (SIU), CYPRUS, 24 - 26 Nisan 2013 identifier identifier


Empirical mode decomposition has been recently proposed to analyze non-stationary signals. It decomposes the signal into intrinsic mode functions (IMF) which are derived from the signal itself. However, it is still an unknown issue which IMF involves more information of the signal. In this study, single channel EEG signals from normal and epileptic recordings are analyzed. Hence, mutual information is computed between the autocorrelation function (ACF) of a reference and a given EEG's first IMF. The proposed method is applied to two different datasets to show its classification capability of normal and epileptic EEG signals.