Fwd: [FIELDTRIP] problems with DICS

jan-mathijs schoffelen j.schoffelen at PSY.GLA.AC.UK
Wed Nov 19 14:30:47 CET 2008

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> From: jan-mathijs schoffelen <j.schoffelen at psy.gla.ac.uk>
> Date: November 19, 2008 1:13:22 PM BST
> To: nathanweisz at me.com
> Subject: Re: [FIELDTRIP] problems with DICS
> Dear Nathan,
> Are you using precomputed leadfields? The reason I ask is because
> there could be a discrepancy between the assumed order of the coils
> in your leadfields, and the coil-order in your data. The issue with
> the BTI system is that the channel order is somewhat erratic
> (references ending up all over the place, and no nice alphabetical
> ordering of the magnetometer coils). Prepare_leadfield (the low-
> level function which computes the leadfield) just computes the
> solution to the forward model for the list of sensors in the input,
> the order of which is specified by the order in the data, or by the
> order in the gradiometer structure, if no data is supplied.
> I recently (about a month ago) made a change in bti2grad, which
> changed the order of the coils in the grad-structure. Initially, I
> thought it would be nice to have them ordered alphabetically, but
> this led to problems later on when using precomputed leadfields
> (and making implicit assumptions about the matching sensor order in
> both data and gradiometers). It could be that your problems are
> related to this.
> On the other hand: could this be replicated in other datasets? How
> many trials is your csd-matrix based on? Isn't there any hint of a
> bilateral temporal decrease in alpha activity?
> Yours
> Jan-Mathijs
> On Nov 19, 2008, at 11:00 AM, Nathan Weisz wrote:
>> hi,
>> i'm not sure whether the following question is a fieldtrip-related
>> question or a rather general question.
>> we use a 148 sensor BTI system.
>> since a couple of days we're struggling with a data-set in which
>> we'd like to localize auditory cortical alpha desynchronizations.
>> on a sensor level they are clearly observable (see attached
>> Pitcure 2). however when running DICS it seems like the brain is
>> more or less increasing power post-stimulus.
>> what makes me wonder is that it's exactly the same script (i could
>> provide more details of course) which worked very successfully
>> previously. our notion was initially that something is weird with
>> the leadfield. but -illegally- testing it with a leadfield from
>> another subject where things worked out basically gave more or
>> less the same picture. now we assume that something is fishy with
>> the data itself, that is not clearly observable when looking at
>> the data on a trial-by-trial basis, leading to bad spatial
>> filters. any suggestions how this could be diagnosed?
>> are there any other suggestions? or has anybody had similar
>> problems lately?
>> cheers,
>> n
>> <Picture 2.png>
>> <Picture 1.png>
>> --------------------------------------------
>> Dr. Nathan Weisz
>> OBOB-Lab
>> University of Konstanz
>> Department of Psychology
>> P.O. Box D23
>> 78457 Konstanz
>> Germany
>> Tel: ++49 - (0)7531 - 88 45 84
>> Email: nathan.weisz at uni-konstanz.de
>> Homepage: http://www.uni-konstanz.de/obob
>> "Nothing shocks me. I'm a scientist." (Indiana Jones)
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