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Screening for chronic alcoholic subjects using multiple gamma band EEG: a pilot study

Palaniappan, Ramaswamy (2007) Screening for chronic alcoholic subjects using multiple gamma band EEG: a pilot study. Journal of Computer Science and Technology, 7 (2). pp. 182-185. ISSN 1666-6038. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Electrophysiological impairments of alcoholism have been researched extensively. However, there is none or few reported research on screening methods for chronic alcoholic subjects. Since chronic alcoholics have serious brain dysfunction, a method to screen for them during specific job applications that require good memory, concentration and/or decision making would be useful. In this paper, a method is proposed to discriminate chronic alcoholic from non-alcoholic subjects while they are sober. Energies of electroencephalogram signals in multiple gamma bands recorded while the subjects performed a picture recognition task are used as features by a neural network to detect the chronic alcoholic subjects. Leave one out cross validation strategy reveals that alcoholics could be discriminated from non-alcoholics with accuracy of 94.55%. This pilot study has shown the potential of the method which could be further developed for use in automatic alcoholic screening procedures.

Item Type: Article
Additional information: Unmapped bibliographic data: JO - Journal of Computer Science & Technology [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing
Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing > Data Science
Depositing User: Palaniappan Ramaswamy
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2018 17:19 UTC
Last Modified: 30 May 2019 08:34 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/71050 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Palaniappan, Ramaswamy: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5296-8396
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