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ghahremani.aida at gmail.com
Tue Sep 16 11:50:37 PDT 2014
Thanks to Tyler, Mokoto and David for your suggestions and providing your
references. Your help is indeed appreciated.
All the best,
On Tue, Sep 16, 2014 at 2:16 PM, David Groppe <david.m.groppe at gmail.com>
> Hi Ayda,
> To add a bit to Makoto's great response, the disadvantage of having so
> few channels is that it impairs ICA's ability to cleanly separate sources.
> However, there are some nice simulation studies showing that when there are
> more EEG/iEEG sources than electrodes, ICA can still accurately unmix
> strong sources:
> Makeig, S., Jung, T.-P., Ghahremani, D., & Sejnowski, T. J. (2000).
> Independent component analysis of simulated ERP data. In T. Nakada (Ed.),
> Integrated Human Brain Science (pp. 123-146). New York: Elsevier.
> Kobayashi, K., James, C. J., Nakahori, T., Akiyama, T., &
> Gotman, J. (1999). Isolation of epileptiform discharges from unaveraged
> EEG by independent component analysis. Clinical Neurophysiology, 110(10),
> So even with such few channels you may be able to get some accurate ICs.
> The advantage (in a way) of having so few channels is that you won't need
> much data for ICA to provide stable results:
> Groppe, D.M., Makeig, S., & Kutas, M. (2009) *Identifying reliable
> independent components via split-half comparisons*. *NeuroImage*, 45 pp.
> I say "in a way" as when you have a lot of channels you can always
> approximate them with a lower number of principal components if need be.
> More data is generally always better.
> Hope this helps,
> On Tue, Sep 16, 2014 at 1:27 PM, Makoto Miyakoshi <mmiyakoshi at ucsd.edu>
>> Dear Ayda,
>> Very interesting and promising application!
>> > 1- Are ICA results still valid to apply in this situation?
>> As long as they were recorded simultaneously with the same clock same
>> subject same sampling, yes.
>> > 2- A total of 12 channels and large samples are enough to do the ICA? I
>> have looked into the literature, but I cannot find a consistent validated
>> report on the ICA on small channels.
>> I published 16ch ERP studies with ICA but only for cleaning purpose. It's
>> fine, nothing is wrong with it.
>> On Mon, Sep 15, 2014 at 9:39 PM, Ayda Ghahremani <
>> ghahremani.aida at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Dear EEGLAB,
>>> I have a question regarding the application of ICA to combined EEGs from
>>> scalp and LFPs from subcortical regions.
>>> 1- Are ICA results still valid to apply in this situation?
>>> 2- A total of 12 channels and large samples are enough to do the ICA? I
>>> have looked into the literature, but I cannot find a consistent validated
>>> report on the ICA on small channels.
>>> I appreciate your help on this,
>>> PhD Candidate,
>>> Toronto Western Hospital
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>> Makoto Miyakoshi
>> Swartz Center for Computational Neuroscience
>> Institute for Neural Computation, University of California San Diego
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> David Groppe, Ph.D.
> Institute Scientist
> Laboratory for Multimodal Human Brain Mapping
> Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
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