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Visual attention distracter insertion for improved EEG rapid serial visual presentation (RSVP) target stimuli detection
Author(s): Deepak Khosla; David J. Huber; Kevin Martin
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Paper Abstract

This paper† describes a technique in which we improve upon the prior performance of the Rapid Serial Visual Presentation (RSVP) EEG paradigm for image classification though the insertion of visual attention distracters and overall sequence reordering based upon the expected ratio of rare to common “events” in the environment and operational context. Inserting distracter images maintains the ratio of common events to rare events at an ideal level, maximizing the rare event detection via P300 EEG response to the RSVP stimuli. The method has two steps: first, we compute the optimal number of distracters needed for an RSVP stimuli based on the desired sequence length and expected number of targets and insert the distracters into the RSVP sequence, and then we reorder the RSVP sequence to maximize P300 detection. We show that by reducing the ratio of target events to nontarget events using this method, we can allow RSVP sequences with more targets without sacrificing area under the ROC curve (azimuth).

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 May 2017
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10200, Signal Processing, Sensor/Information Fusion, and Target Recognition XXVI, 102000Y (2 May 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2262913
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Deepak Khosla, HRL Labs., LLC (United States)
David J. Huber, HRL Labs., LLC (United States)
Kevin Martin, HRL Labs., LLC (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10200:
Signal Processing, Sensor/Information Fusion, and Target Recognition XXVI
Ivan Kadar, Editor(s)

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