[Eeglablist] Different baseline correction for different types of event?

James Desjardins jdesjardins at brocku.ca
Sat Jul 3 10:24:40 PDT 2010

Hi Chris,

I do not know of a way to apply a condition specific baseline  
correction in a single command. I have performed a similar  
manipulation by segmenting the data into to two files and then  
appending them together into a single file using "pop_mergeset". Then  
continue further processing on the single appended dataset.

If your data is already segmented into a single file (baseline  
corrected to -200ms to 0ms) and you would like to change the baseline  
period of your "chx","cix" condition type epochs to -1600ms to  
-1400ms, a script like the following should work:

% Create a vector of baseline times plus zero point (ms) and convert  
it to data point indices...

% Obtain indices for epochs of the condition type to be changed...
for i=1:length(EEG.event);
(strcmp(EEG.event(i).type,'chx')||strcmp(EEG.event(i).type,'cix'))&& ...

% Calculate baseline values for the epochs of the condition type to be  

% Subtract baseline values from the epochs of the condition type to be  
for i=1:EEG.nbchan;
     for j=1:EEG.pnts;

James Desjardins
Technician, MA Student
Department of Psychology, Behavioural Neuroscience
Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Lab
Brock University
St. Catharines, ON, Canada

Quoting Retzler Christopher <lpxcr at nottingham.ac.uk>:

> Hi
> I'm currently re-anlayzing some data, I have been epoching using the  
>  following
> EEG = pop_epoch( EEG, {  'cho+'  'cho-'  'chx '  'cig+'  'cig-'    
> 'cix '  }, [-2  2], 'newname', 'epochs', 'epochinfo', 'yes');
> [ALLEEG EEG CURRENTSET] = pop_newset(ALLEEG, EEG, 1, 'overwrite',   
> 'on', 'gui', 'off');
> % baseline correct using -200 to 0 as baseline
> EEG = pop_rmbase(EEG,[-200 0]);
> Is it possible to apply seperate baseline corrections to two types   
> of events? So for 'chx' and 'cix' events I would like to baseline   
> correct at -1800 - -1600 as these are pre-response epochs. For the   
> other events I would like to use  -200 - 0ms as the baseline (these   
> are post-reponse). Ideally I would like to process these events   
> together so that I can run the rest of pre-processing on the entire   
> data set (i.e. ICA artifact rejection etc) and not have to do it   
> twice.
> Many thanks in advance.
> Chris Retzler
> PhD student
> School of Psychology
> University of Nottingham
> University Park
> Nottingham
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