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ISRN Biomedical Engineering
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 498754, 9 pages
Research Article

Teager Energy Based Filter-Bank Cepstra in EEG Classification for Seizure Detection Using Radial Basis Function Neural Network

Electronics and Communication Department, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal 576104, India

Received 2 September 2013; Accepted 2 October 2013

Academic Editors: R. Grebe and V. Krajca

Copyright © 2013 Chandrakar Kamath. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


About 1–3% of the world population suffers from epilepsy. Epileptic seizures are abnormal sudden discharges in the brain with signatures manifesting in the electroencephalograph (EEG) recordings by frequency changes and increased amplitudes. These changes, in this work, are captured through static and dynamic features derived from three Teager energy based filter-bank cepstra (TE-FB-CEPs). We compared the performance of linear, logarithmic, and Mel frequency scale TE-FB-CEPs using radial basis function neural network in general epileptic seizure detection. The comparison is tried on eight different classification problems which encompass all the possible discriminations in the medical field related to epilepsy. In a previous study, using traditional cepstrum on the same database, we had found that the composite vectors showed a degraded performance in seizure detection. In this study, however, irrespective of frequency scaling used, it is found that the composite vectors of TE-FB-CEPs maintain excellent overall accuracy in all the eight classification problems.