[FieldTrip] Calculating half peak values after applying ft_globalmeanfield

Fairs, Amie Amie.Fairs at mpi.nl
Mon Jul 8 15:29:06 CEST 2019

Dear FieldTrip community,

Apologies for what is likely a simple question. I have some EEG data and have calculated the global field power by using ft_globalmeanfield. I would now like to detect the peaks in the signal, and specifically to work out the time windows around these peaks using a half peak measurement - thus, the time windows would span from the half peak value before the peak to the half peak value after the peak.

I have done this subjectively by eyeballing the data in a plot, highlighting the peak and literally just looking at where the halfway point from the trough to the peak is (and then reading that time value off of the x axis) but this is not the right way to do such a thing :) Does anyone know if there is a FieldTrip function that can take my GFP values, find the peaks, and then calculate the windows around the peaks in a principled manner (ideally using a half peak cut off)? I have searched the FT website, looked through the reference list (and the index) for a function, and googled, but can't find a way that is already implemented. My matlab coding skills are not wonderful, which is why I would prefer a function already written (if available).

[For more context, the reason I am doing this is to find the time windows surrounded the peaks in GFP throughout the trial, and then to test effects of my variables of interest within those time windows. So this is to find time windows for later analysis.]



Amie Fairs

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