3D EEG Source Localisation: A Preliminary Investigation Using MML

  • Thi Han Kyaw
  • David L. Dowe
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8272)


Electroencephalography (EEG) source localisation (a.k.a. the inverse problem) is a widely researched topic with a large compendium of methods available. It combines the classic EEG signal processing techniques with modern methods to estimate the precise location of the sources of these signals inside the brain. Myriad factors define the differences in each of these techniques. We present here a previously untried application of the Minimum Message Length (MML) principle to the inverse problem with strictly preliminary findings. We first discuss the problem formulation of EEG source localisation and then attempt a preliminary inclusion of MML in the analysis. In this early stage, tests were conducted based on a simple head model using only artificial data.


Electroencephalography EEG source localisation inverse problem Minimum Message Length 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thi Han Kyaw
    • 1
  • David L. Dowe
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Science, Clayton School of I.T.Monash UniversityClaytonAustralia

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