[FieldTrip] fieldtrip Digest, Vol 141, Issue 4

Tineke Grent-'T-Jong Tineke.Grent at glasgow.ac.uk
Fri Aug 5 12:50:39 CEST 2022

I feel something might be wrong with your input data. It is very unlikely that an eyeblink shows up with a similar amplitude across all channels. Typically, it has a topographic distribution, with smaller amplitudes the further away from the source, in this case the eyes.

Hope this helps,
Best wishes,
Tineke Grent-'t-Jong

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   1. Why does applying fastica change the form of EEG data?
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Subject: [FieldTrip] Why does applying fastica change the form of EEG
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Dear Fieldtrippers,

Now, I work on EEG data which is exported from EEGlab as segmented data. I try to remove eye blinks from the data and I wonder something about ft_componentanalysis function. When I performed fastica to remove the eye blink component, I realized that it changes the form of EEG in addition to removing the related component (please see the attached files, before and after; scales are the same). I cannot understand the reason. It is not because demean application, I checked it.

Do you have any other idea? By the way, I used averaged referencing on EEGlab. Also please find the script that I used below.

cfg            = [];

cfg.method     = 'fastica';

cfg.channel       = {'all', '-VEOG'};

comp           = ft_componentanalysis(cfg, data);

cfg = [];

cfg.component = [5];

data = ft_rejectcomponent(cfg, comp, data)

Also I wonder one more thing, what is the mission of cfg.updatesens parameter in ft_ componentanalysis function?

Many thanks in advance,
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