Application of adaptive filtering to steady-state evoked response

  • Yu Tang
  • A. M. Norcia


A new method to detect steady-state evoked potentials (EPs) is presented. The technique is based on a two-weight recursive least squares (RLS) adaptive filter and the T circ 2 statistic. Simulations with known sinusoids buried in Gaussian noise and in EEG noise indicate that the adaptive filter can detect signals at 3 or 4 times lower signal-to-noise ratios that the discrete Fourier transform (DFT). Qualitatively similar results were obtained with human visual evoked potential recordings.


Adaptive filtering Recursive least squares method Steady-state evoked potentials Visual evoked potentials (VEPs) 


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© IFMBE 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yu Tang
    • 1
  • A. M. Norcia
    • 1
  1. 1.Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research InstituteSan FranciscoUSA

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