A Causal Viewpoint on Motor-Imagery Brainwave Decoding

Published in ICLR 2022 - Workshop on the Elements of Reasoning: Objects, Structure, and Causality (OSC), 2022

Authors: Konstantinos Barmpas, Yannis Panagakis, Dimitrios Adamos, Nikolaos Laskaris and Stefanos Zafeiriou

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In this work, we employ causal reasoning to breakdown and analyze important challenges of the decoding of Motor-Imagery (MI) electroencephalography (EEG) signals. Furthermore, we present a framework consisting of dynamic convolu- tions, that address one of the issues that arises through this causal investigation, namely the subject distribution shift (or inter-subject variability). Using a publicly available MI dataset, we demonstrate increased cross-subject performance in two different MI tasks for four well-established deep architectures.

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