IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering vol:53 issue:12 Pt 1 pages:2583-2587
The electroencephalogram (EEG) is often contaminated by muscle artifacts. In this paper, a new method for muscle artifact removal in EEG is presented, based on canonical correlation analysis (CCA) as a blind source separation (BSS) technique. This method is demonstrated on a synthetic data set. The method outperformed a low-pass filter with different cutoff frequencies and an independent component analysis (ICA)-based technique for muscle artifact removal. In addition, the method is applied on a real ictal EEG recording contaminated with muscle artifacts. The proposed method removed successfully the muscle artifact without altering the recorded underlying ictal activity.