Classification of normal and stress between female based on EEG signals by using artificial neural network / Nor Atiqah Thafa'i

Thafa'i, Nor Atiqah (2016) Classification of normal and stress between female based on EEG signals by using artificial neural network / Nor Atiqah Thafa'i. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM).


Stress is an emotional state that is common to each and every one of us. Moderate level of stress can lead to positive effects such as motivation booster but too much of stress may lead to negative effect that may harm our body. One of the means to diagnose stress among individuals is to allow them to answer some types of questionnaires that could be used to measure the stress level being experienced. Such types of questionnaires are normally adopted by psychiatrists to initially screen for the signs of stress or depression among their patients. Many research works have been carried out in designing and constructing those questionnaires. However, such approach of diagnosis is prone to reliability problem, since it can only give subjective results. Due to this limitation, this study is to explore an alternative method to identify the sign of stress among female individuals by analyzing the EEG signals among normal subjects and subjects with stress. This EEG analysis is based on the classification of EEG signals to distinguish subjects with and without stress. Our research work includes performing classification of EEG signals by using two different types of Artificial Neural Network (ANN) classifier known as Scaled Conjugate Gradient and ANN with Resilient Back Propagation. The inputs fed to these classifiers are either in the form of Power Spectral Density (PSD) features or Energy Spectral Density (ESD) features extracted from the EEG signals. The aim of this study is to determine which one among of these two classifiers can perform better in distinguishing EEG signals of female with and without stress. In addition, the suitable type of EEG features as inputs to the classifier will also be studied.


Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
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Thafa'i, Nor Atiqah
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Mohamad Zaini, Norliza
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General) > Neural networks (Computer science). Data processing
R Medicine > R Medicine (General) > Neural Networks (Computer). Artificial intelligence
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Electrical Engineering
Programme: Master in Telecomunication and Information Engineering
Keywords: neural, EEG, stress
Date: 2016
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