A MEG Study of Different Motor Imagery Modes in Untrained Subjects for BCI Applications

Alexander Hramov, Elena Pitsik, Parth Chholak, Vladimir Maksimenko, Nikita Frolov, Semen Kurkin, Alexander Pisarchik

Abstract

Motor imagery is a most commonly studied neurophysiological pattern that is used in brain-computer interfaces as a command for exoskeletons, bioprostheses, wheelchair and other robotic devices. The mechanisms of motor imagery manifestation in human brain activity include dynamics of motor-related frequency bands in various brain areas, among which the most common is sensorimotor rhythnm. In present work we consider time-frequency structure of magnitoencephalographical (MEG) motor imagery in untrained subjects. We conduct series of experiments to collect MEG motor imagery dataset in untrained subjects. We confirm the emergence of two types of motor imagery – visual (VI) and kinesthetic (KI), which cause different types of event-related potentials (ERP) dynamics and require different approaches to classification using mashine learning methods. We also reveal the impact of dataset optimization on the artificial neural network performance, which is essential topic in brain-computer interface (BCI) development. We show that developing classification stratedy based on time-frequency features of the particular MEG signal can increase classification accuracy of the VI mode to the level of the KI.

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Hramov A., Pitsik E., Chholak P., Maksimenko V., Frolov N., Kurkin S. and Pisarchik A. (2019). A MEG Study of Different Motor Imagery Modes in Untrained Subjects for BCI Applications.In Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 1: ICINCO, ISBN 978-989-758-380-3, pages 188-195. DOI: 10.5220/0007810001880195


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@conference{icinco19,
author={Alexander Hramov and Elena Pitsik and Parth Chholak and Vladimir Maksimenko and Nikita Frolov and Semen Kurkin and Alexander Pisarchik},
title={A MEG Study of Different Motor Imagery Modes in Untrained Subjects for BCI Applications},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 1: ICINCO,},
year={2019},
pages={188-195},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007810001880195},
isbn={978-989-758-380-3},
}


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TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 1: ICINCO,
TI - A MEG Study of Different Motor Imagery Modes in Untrained Subjects for BCI Applications
SN - 978-989-758-380-3
AU - Hramov A.
AU - Pitsik E.
AU - Chholak P.
AU - Maksimenko V.
AU - Frolov N.
AU - Kurkin S.
AU - Pisarchik A.
PY - 2019
SP - 188
EP - 195
DO - 10.5220/0007810001880195