event related averaging

Commands: emegsavg

Based on the thresholds set using EditAEM, EmegsAVG takes the good trials, approximates missing sensors, and calculates one average waveform for each condition. The console in action  is show below. In most cases you only need to specifiy 3 options, before running the average:

(1) first of all you have to choose the data format you're using. The default 'SCADS *.E1' is shown on a button on upper right of the panel. Click this button to switch between EGI, Neuroscan, CTF and BTI format.

(2) choose your segmented data files using the 'Open File'-button in the upper left corner of the console. You can choose your datafiles one after the other or open a batchfile. Choose cancel to stop the input process. Once you've stopped, EmegsAVG will check for the corresponding editing files (*.AR.WE), the condition-files (*.CON), simply by looking for files with the same name but different name extensions. If you accidentially have renamed your files so the segmented data files and their followers do not match, EmegsAVG will not be able to find them and run the average.  The 'Run Average'-button will be disabled and EmegsAVG gives you a warning about the missing file in the message window. EmegsAVG also looks for the default sensor configuration file for the number of channels in your data and displays its path in the message window.

(3) Enter your baseline start and end point in the baseline section. This baseline information will only be used for generating noise parameters, your data still has to be baseline corrected afterwards.

Now you can start the averaging process, by pushing the 'Run average'-button. EmegsAVG will display which file it is currently working on, and how many files are left.