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Author Stepien, Pawel ♦ Klonowski, Wlodzimierz ♦ Suvorov, Nikolay
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Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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Abstract Background The chess game is a good example of cognitive task which needs a lot of training and experience. The aim of this work is to compare applicability of two nonlinear methods - Higuchi Fractal Dimension and Empirical Mode Decomposition - in analysis of EEG data recorded during chess match. We analyzed data of three master chess players registered during their matches with computer program. Methods We used two nonlinear methods: Higuchi Fractal Dimension that is a good and fast tool for analyzing signal complexity and modification of Empirical Mode Decomposition, called Sliding Window Empirical Mode Decomposition, that breaks down a signal into its monocomponents. Obtained results are compared with the resting state i.e. EEG during relax witch closed eyes. Results The analysis shows higher values of Higuchi Fractal Dimension during the thinking over chess moves than in the players’ rest state. There are no statistically significant differences in contribution of EEG bands to total power of EEG calculated with Sliding Window Empirical Mode Decomposition. Conclusions Our results show beter applicability of Higuchi Fractal Dimension method for analysis of EEG signals related to chess tasks than that of Sliding Window Empirical Mode Decomposition.
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2015-03-12
Journal EPJ Nonlinear Biomedical Physics
Volume Number 3
Issue Number 1