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==The Classifier Matrix==
 
==The Classifier Matrix==
The Classifier Matrix applies weights to the incoming data that allows the program to accurately identify Mu Rhythm signals.
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The Classifier Matrix applies weights to the incoming data that allows the program to accurately identify Mu Rhythm signals. This is opened by selecting '''Edit Matrix''' next to the ''Classifier'' parameter in the '''Filtering''' tab.
 
 
 
 
They are entered into the ''Classifier'' parameter on the ''Filtering'' tab.
 
*There, click the ''Edit Matrix'' button associated with the ''Classifier'' parameter.
 
 
*Set ''Number of columns'' to 4, and ''Number of rows'' to 1 (or the number of features that you wish to use); then, click ''Set new matrix size'' to apply your changes.
 
*Set ''Number of columns'' to 4, and ''Number of rows'' to 1 (or the number of features that you wish to use); then, click ''Set new matrix size'' to apply your changes.
*In the first column (of the first row), labeled ''input channel'', enter the location of the desired location, e.g. <tt>CP3</tt>. If you did not specify electrode locations when configuring your system, enter the channel number associated with the feedback electrode.
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*In the first column (of the first row), labeled ''input channel'', enter the location of the desired location, e.g. <tt>CP3</tt> for the right hand. If you did not specify electrode locations when configuring your system, enter the channel number associated with the feedback electrode.
 
*In the second column, labeled ''input element (bin)'', enter feedback frequency in Hz, immediately followed with ''Hz'', as in <tt>12Hz</tt>.
 
*In the second column, labeled ''input element (bin)'', enter feedback frequency in Hz, immediately followed with ''Hz'', as in <tt>12Hz</tt>.
 
*In the third column, enter the value 2 corresponding to the control channel for vertical control of the cursor.
 
*In the third column, enter the value 2 corresponding to the control channel for vertical control of the cursor.
*In the fourth column, enter 1 as the weight.
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*In the fourth column, enter 1 as the weight. For further calibration, this weight can be increased to give stronger control or decreased to give finer control.
 
*Repeat steps 2-5 for each additional feature moving down a row each time (i.e., enter the 2nd feature on the 2nd row, etc...).
 
*Repeat steps 2-5 for each additional feature moving down a row each time (i.e., enter the 2nd feature on the 2nd row, etc...).
*Finally, save your configuration to <tt>parms/subjects/mu_feedback/<Subject>002.prm</tt>, or wherever you find appropriate.
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*Finally, save your configuration in a parameter file wherever you find appropriate.
  
 
==Next Step==
 
==Next Step==

Revision as of 19:18, 27 January 2009

This tutorial step assumes that you have performed and analyzed an initial session. Now you are going to create a subject-specific parameter configuration for on-line feedback.

Starting up BCI2000

Start BCI2000 using the appropriate batch file at batch/CursorTask_<YourAmplifier>.bat. You might consider creating a link to this file on the desktop.

This CursorTask will be used to configure the BCI2000 program for this specific subject. Properly training the program and subject for high accuracy should not be expected during the first session, nor during the first few sessions.

Subject-Specific Parameters

Now, we will construct a full parameter file that is specific to that subject:

  • Begin by loading the parameter file saved previously
  • In the Storage tab change the SourceData field to \task as opposed to \screening
  • Make sure the SubjectSession field is set to 001

The Classifier Matrix

The Classifier Matrix applies weights to the incoming data that allows the program to accurately identify Mu Rhythm signals. This is opened by selecting Edit Matrix next to the Classifier parameter in the Filtering tab.

  • Set Number of columns to 4, and Number of rows to 1 (or the number of features that you wish to use); then, click Set new matrix size to apply your changes.
  • In the first column (of the first row), labeled input channel, enter the location of the desired location, e.g. CP3 for the right hand. If you did not specify electrode locations when configuring your system, enter the channel number associated with the feedback electrode.
  • In the second column, labeled input element (bin), enter feedback frequency in Hz, immediately followed with Hz, as in 12Hz.
  • In the third column, enter the value 2 corresponding to the control channel for vertical control of the cursor.
  • In the fourth column, enter 1 as the weight. For further calibration, this weight can be increased to give stronger control or decreased to give finer control.
  • Repeat steps 2-5 for each additional feature moving down a row each time (i.e., enter the 2nd feature on the 2nd row, etc...).
  • Finally, save your configuration in a parameter file wherever you find appropriate.

Next Step

In the next step, you will learn how to actually perform a Mu rhythm feedback session using the configuration created in the present step.

See also

User Tutorial:Mu Rhythm BCI Tutorial, User Reference:LinearClassifier