Cross-validated Adaboost Classification of Emotion Regulation Strategies Identified by Spectral Coherence in Resting-State.

Aydın S.

Neuroinformatics, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
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  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12021-021-09542-7
  • Title of Journal : Neuroinformatics


In the present study, quantitative relations between Cognitive Emotion Regulation strategies (CERs) and EEG synchronization levels have been investigated for the first time. For this purpose, spectral coherence (COH), phase locking value and mutual information have been applied to short segments of 62-channel resting state eyes-opened EEG data collected from healthy adults who use contrasting emotion regulation strategies (frequently and rarely use of rumination&distraction, frequently and rarely use of suppression&reappraisal). In tests, the individuals are grouped depending on their self-responses to both emotion regulation questionnaire (ERQ) and cognitive ERQ. Experimental data are downloaded from publicly available data-base, LEMON. Regarding EEG electrode pairs that placed on right and left cortical regions, inter-hemispheric dependency measures are computed for non-overlapped short segments of 2 sec at 2 min duration trials. In addition to full-band EEG analysis, dependency metrics are also obtained for both alpha and beta sub-bands. The contrasting groups are discriminated from each other with respect to the corresponding features using cross-validated adaboost classifiers. High classification accuracies (CA) of 99.44% and 98.33% have been obtained through instant classification driven by full-band COH estimations. Considering regional features that provide the high CA, CERs are found to be highly relevant with associative memory functions and cognition. The new findings may indicate the close relation between neuroplasticity and cognitive skills