Document Type : Full Research Paper


1 Ph.D, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University

2 Professor, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University

3 Associate Professor, Research Institute for ICT



In this article, differences between multichannel EEG signals of artists and nonartists were investigated during visual perception and mental imagery of some paintings and at resting condition using scaling exponent. It was found that scaling exponent is significantly higher for artists as compared to nonartists during the three mentioned states, suggesting that scaling exponent may reflect the influence of artistic expertise. No significant difference in scaling exponent was observed between the visual perception and the mental imagery tasks. In addition, the two groups were classified using scaling exponent of channel C4 and Neural Gas classifier during the visual perception, the mental imagery and the resting condition. The average classification accuracies were 50%, 58.12% and 70%, respectively. The obtained results suggest that discriminability in scaling exponent decreases during the performance of similar cognitive tasks.


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