Speech artifact is also present in spike data

Neuroimage. 2022 Nov;263:119642. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2022.119642. Epub 2022 Sep 21.


Bush et al. (2022) highlight that brain recordings examining speech production can be significantly affected by microphonic artifact, which would change the interpretation of these kinds of data. While these findings are vital in determining whether data are artifactual or physiological in origin, frequencies were only examined up to 250 Hz (i.e., local field potentials), which would imply that spike-related data (single or multi-neuron recordings) are unaffected. We highlight here that this type of contamination may also be present in unit recordings, with the same aim to understand genuine neural mechanisms rather than mis-interpreting artifactual data.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Artifacts*
  • Brain
  • Head
  • Humans
  • Neurons / physiology
  • Speech*