Detection Accuracy Comparison Between the High Frequency and Low Frequency SSVEP-Based BCIs

  • Zhenghua Wu
  • Sheng Su
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 246)


Steady-state visually evoked potential (SSVEP) based brain-computer interface (BCI) is frequently discussed in recent years for its potential benefits to the disabled person, and some works using high frequency stimulus have been launched for the past few years. In these works, only one or a few special electrodes were selected as the signal electrode. In this work, all electrodes are used as the signal electrode, and it is found that, although the absolute amplitude of high frequency SSVEP is weaker than that of low frequency SSVEP, there is no significant difference of the relative amplitude between the high frequency and low frequency SSVEP, which leads to a similar detection accuracy of them.


Steady-state visually evoked potential (SSVEP) Brain-computer interface (BCI) High frequency stimulus Low frequency stimulus 



The work was supported by Science and Technology Bureau of Sichuan Province (#2013GZ0017).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Computer Science and EngineeringUniversity of Electronic Science and Technology of ChinaChengDuChina
  2. 2.Key Laboratory for NeuroInformation of Ministry of Education, School of Life Science and TechnologyUniversity of Electronic Science and Technology of ChinaChengDuChina
  3. 3.Department of Biomedical EngineeringUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

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