Seizure prediction using EEG spatiotemporal correlation structure

James R. Williamson, Daniel W. Bliss, David W. Browne, Jaishree T. Narayanan
2012 Epilepsy & Behavior  
A seizure prediction algorithm is proposed that combines novel multivariate EEG features with patientspecific machine learning. The algorithm computes the eigenspectra of space-delay correlation and covariance matrices from 15-s blocks of EEG data at multiple delay scales. The principal components of these features are used to classify the patient's preictal or interictal state. This is done using a support vector machine (SVM), whose outputs are averaged using a running 15-minute window to
more » ... in a final prediction score. The algorithm was tested on 19 of 21 patients in the Freiburg EEG data set who had three or more seizures, predicting 71 of 83 seizures, with 15 false predictions and 13.8 h in seizure warning during 448.3 h of interictal data. The proposed algorithm scales with the number of available EEG signals by discovering the variations in correlation structure among any given set of signals that correlate with seizure risk. (J.R. Williamson). 1525-5050
doi:10.1016/j.yebeh.2012.07.007 pmid:23041171 fatcat:rv54pyszyjgddikajwldrerluy