[Eeglablist] Time-frequency method

Makoto Miyakoshi mmiyakoshi at ucsd.edu
Mon Jun 16 11:13:37 PDT 2014

Dear Ayda,

If you are only interested in the beta band, an easier solution I would
recommend is to apply band-pass filter to leave the beta band, and compute
instantaneous amplitude by applying Hilbert transform in this way:
abs(hilbert(EEG.data)). This should have the best temporal resolution.

If you still want to use newtimef, I suggest you use cycles more than 3,
since EEGLAB 3-cycle Morlet wavelet frequency profile I saw was quite poor.
If you did not like cycle == 6, try 5, 4, ... with due cost.


On Mon, Jun 2, 2014 at 12:01 PM, Ayda Ghahremani <ghahremani.aida at gmail.com>

> Dear EEGLAB,
> I am interested to look at the beta modulation at around 20 Hz in the TF
> plot. Firstly, in the time-frequency analysis, I chose the cycles linearly
> increase from 3 at 3 Hz to 9 cycles at 40 Hz. Then, at 20 Hz it will be
> around 6 cycles if I am not wrong making the resolution around (6×50ms=300
> ms). For my purpose,this time resolution for beta was too low,so I decided
> to choose 3 cycles fixed (as a result wavelet analysis). The frequency
> resolution as a result came down so that you cannot distinguish the higher
> freq anymore. I am not sure about pros and cons of the wavelet in this way.
> I appreciate your help if you guys have some experimental experience with
> it.
> Ayda
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Makoto Miyakoshi
Swartz Center for Computational Neuroscience
Institute for Neural Computation, University of California San Diego
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