Gabor filters: an informative way for analysing event-related brain activity

J Neurosci Methods. 1995 Jan;56(1):99-104. doi: 10.1016/0165-0270(94)00111-s.


Frequency-specific, i.e., narrow-band brain, activity is traditionally analyzed on the basis of either a time- or frequency-domain representation of the signal. Here we demonstrate an alternative method based on Gabor functions which are well known for their optimal concentration in time and frequency. Using Gabor filtering, amplitude and frequency information can be separated clearly from one another and certain novel approaches to averaging become possible.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Brain / physiology*
  • Electroencephalography
  • Evoked Potentials
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Models, Neurological
  • Neurosciences / methods*
  • Time Factors