Document Type : Full Research Paper


1 MSc. Student, Biomedical Engineering Department, School of Electrical Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST), Tehran, Iran

2 Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering Department, School of Electrical Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST), Tehran, Iran


Variety of brain region function represent that interactions between different frequency bands, employ general mechanisms of neural communications. Moreover, a method which recently used for information encoding in the brain is phase synchronization that is a process by which two or more cyclic signals tends to oscillate with a repeating sequence of relative phase angle. Some evidence demonstrated the important role of phase synchronization in cognitive tasks. In this paper we investigated the role of phase synchronization in a new visual discrimination task. For this purpose we collected electroencephalography signals from fifteen subjects during a color discrimination task. The machine learning algorithm, support vector machine (SVM), was used to find out whether this criterion can distinguish two different colors in the mentioned task. The results show that classification accuracy of 75% is achieved using phase synchronization feature. Also efficient frequency bands and contribution of effective electrodes were shown.


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