Brain signal analytics from graph signal processing perspective

This paper presents methods to analyze functional brain networks and signals from graph spectral perspectives. The notion of frequency and filters recently generalized to irregular graph domains defines brain graph frequencies associated with different levels of spatial smoothness across the brain regions. Brain network frequency also enables the decomposition of brain signals into pieces corresponding to smooth or rapid variations. The methods are utilized to analyze brain networks and signals as subjects master a simple motor skill. We observe that brain signals corresponding to different graph frequencies exhibit different levels of contribution to active learning. Specifically, we notice a strong association between graph spectral properties of brain networks and the level of exposure to tasks performed, and recognize the most contributing and important frequency signatures at different task familiarity.

Leah Goldsberry, Weiyu Huang, Nicholas F. Wymbs, Scott T. Grafton, Danielle S. Bassett, Alejandro Ribeiro
2017 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP)
City: New Orleans
State: LA
Date: March, 2017
ICB Affiliated Authors: Scott T Grafton