[FieldTrip] converting eeglab to fieldtrip for time-frequency analysis

Schoffelen, J.M. (Jan Mathijs) jan.schoffelen at donders.ru.nl
Thu Aug 9 14:44:37 CEST 2018

What I meant is: do you get an error, or what? The code itself looks great, and is a pleasure to read, but so is a Shakespeare sonnet, or a musical score of a random JS Bach piece. Please refer to http://www.fieldtriptoolbox.org/faq/how_to_ask_good_questions_to_the_community and http://journals.plos.org/ploscompbiol/article?id=10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002202 in  crafting your questions to this list.

Best wishes,

On 9 Aug 2018, at 14:29, Mejia, Daniela <mejia6 at illinois.edu<mailto:mejia6 at illinois.edu>> wrote:


Thanks for the reply. Specifically I am trying to start with code that can at least produce a time frequency plot using Fieldtrip from a '.set' file that is already preprocessed in EEGLAB. I am not exactly sure where my code is wrong although my guess would be I am either defining the trials incorrectly or using ft_preprocessing wrong. From the code snippet that I provided, I would appreciate any feedback in case anything looks glaringly wrong or any suggestions.

Thank you,
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Hi Daniela,

I am afraid that it’s not clear to the readers of this list whether and what is going wrong, because you don’t write about it.

Best wishes,

On 9 Aug 2018, at 01:24, Mejia, Daniela <mejia6 at illinois.edu<mailto:mejia6 at illinois.edu>> wrote:

My name is Daniela Mejía and I am a student in the Cognitive Neuroimaging Lab at the University of Illinois. I have previously worked on time-frequency analysis of EEG data in EEGLAB and am currently trying to convert over to Fieldtrip for more advanced statistical testing.

I am aware of eeglab2fieldtrip and tried my best to write code based on previous mailinglist answers but I'm still not sure if I'm defining ft_preprocessing and/or ft_definetrials correctly.

My code and a sample dataset can be found here: https://uofi.box.com/s/cxbuqqhp065wenpzw1bxasr5vpcdvlms<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__uofi.box.com_s_cxbuqqhp065wenpzw1bxasr5vpcdvlms&d=DwMGaQ&c=OCIEmEwdEq_aNlsP4fF3gFqSN-E3mlr2t9JcDdfOZag&r=KrncpoJpT_EutbMQldPx5-SJFLw9BUIxd3rEtto-Deg&m=9btMdsT-0IgbyAR4ZOQUmoVq7FQ9trJ_xU5X_Wjy0Ys&s=cbhIljOK4jGLoHzHkyHFkEJXu1HeSn7VYDsptmYnnRE&e=>
also here's the gist of it:

%define trial
 cfg = [];
 cfg.dataset            = '/Users/Daniela/Desktop/aim_set/TF/aim345_ep_ad3rej.set';
 cfg.trialdef.eventtype = 'trigger';
 cfg.trialdef.eventvalue = {'B1(1)','B2(2)','B3(3)','B4(4)'};
 cfg = ft_definetrial(cfg);

% preprocess the data
data = eeglab2fieldtrip(EEG,'preprocessing','none');

cfg_pre.baselinewindow ='all'; % or [begin end]
cfg_pre.trials = 'all';


%add a trial configuration to make sure fieldtrip
%doesn't think the data are really continuous
for a=1:n_trials,
    data.cfg.trl(a,:)=[1 n_tpts tpt0_id a]; %"a" just tells you what EEG.epoch the trial corresponds to. It isn't used for anything now.
    %get rid of possible time numerical error; milliseconds is the
    %lowest resolution we should ever need


The find_tpt function is based on this: http://kutaslab.ucsd.edu/matlabmk_fn_docs/matlabmk/find_tpt.html<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__kutaslab.ucsd.edu_matlabmk-5Ffn-5Fdocs_matlabmk_find-5Ftpt.html&d=DwMGaQ&c=OCIEmEwdEq_aNlsP4fF3gFqSN-E3mlr2t9JcDdfOZag&r=KrncpoJpT_EutbMQldPx5-SJFLw9BUIxd3rEtto-Deg&m=9btMdsT-0IgbyAR4ZOQUmoVq7FQ9trJ_xU5X_Wjy0Ys&s=q3HHwwwnDDnW60Oho80i1LvYHp2OycuZ5IijvIWfSZ4&e=>

Any suggestions on what I am doing wrong would be greatly appreciated! Thank you.

Daniela Mejía
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