The multi-dipole EEG source localization problem is (usually) highly nonlinear with a non-convex cost function. Moreover, the gray matter tissue is located in several disjunct regions in the head which leads to a non-continuous solution space. For solving this problem an efficient algorithm which can handle multi-source activities is needed. In this paper, a modified particle swarm optimization (MPSO) method is proposed to solve the multi-dipole EEG source localization. The method is tested on synthetic EEG signals generated from two strong active sources and a noisy background source. The results show that using the new method is a reliable choice when we deal with a strong multi-active source scenario, in which a single dipole source localization may fail.
Authors and Affiliations
- Y. Shirvany, Departure of Signals & Systems, Chalmers University of Technology
- F. Edelvik, Fraunhofer-Chalmers Centre
- M. Persson, Fraunhofer-Chalmers Centre