[Eeglablist] How do pauses (boundary events) influence filtering of EEG data?

piabinkmann at aol.com piabinkmann at aol.com
Fri Apr 16 06:52:56 PDT 2021

Dear all,  I have a question regarding filtering EEG data where therewas a pause during the recording. To be more precise, we are pausing therecording in the middle of our sequence to give the participant some rest andthen continue with the recording. In the end we have one data file with anadditional boundary event in the middle (thus, no need to merge datasets). Theepoch containing the boundary event will be excluded for the ERP analysis.  Now, I read in Widmann et al. 2015 that ‘filters must not beapplied across signal discontinuities’. I assume that the reasoning behind thisis that the DC offset will change. How can I solve this? Is itsufficient to exclude the epochs with boundary events, or shall I split thedata and process it separately and combine it again only after ICAdecomposition and artifact rejection? Thank you already for your input! Best wishes, Pia Pia BrinkmannPhD CandidateMaastricht University | Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience |Department of Neuropsychology & Psychopharmacology

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