First Advisor

Fu Li

Date of Publication


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Electrical Engineering


Electrical Engineering




Evoked potentials (Electrophysiology), Memory -- Testing, Filters (Mathematics), Wavelets (Mathematics), Algorithms



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1 online resource (ix, 65 p.)


Event related potentials (ERP's) carry very important information that relates to the performance of the brain functions of the human being. Further studies have identified that one component, in particular, P 300, is affected by the memory process. Matched filter is used to improved the SNR of signal ERP' s. We use the output of the matched filter to distinguish the difference of the waveforms between normal subjects and memory-impaired subjects. In our study, we found that the peak values of the matched filtering output were different between normal subjects and memoryimpaired subjects. Also, as an application, wavelet transform is introduced to the ERP analysis. Local maximum of wavelet transform was used as a local feature to find the relationship between the sharp variation points and the memory process. A comparison between matched filtering and wavelet transform was made and also the correlation coefficients of the peaks and sharp variation points are calculated to find the relationship between the important moments in a memory process.


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