[Mne_analysis] Epoching as interval between two events

Brunner, Clemens (clemens.brunner@uni-graz.at) clemens.brunner at uni-graz.at
Wed Nov 22 08:24:30 EST 2017
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You can't define epochs with variable lengths using MNE's Epoch class. If you really need variable length epochs, you'd have to implement it yourself (but note that you should think about how you'll deal with these data in your analysis, e.g. how do you average etc.). I often need to consider only a time average of each variable-length epoch, so in the end each epoch is represented by one value (which means that averaging is straightforward).


> On Nov 22, 2017, at 13:16, d p <aglasis at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have a question about epoching: Is it possible to define an epoch as the interval between two events? (rather than the interval between tmin and tmax around an event). I am currently working on analising data from an experiment where a "trial" includes different (but related) events. Each of these events within a trial have different predefined codes, including "Trial start" and "Trial end" codes. In my specific case, the main inconvenience with the standard tmin-to-tmax approach is that there is a great deal of variation in the trial duration, so defining a single standard time-window for epoching risks either including too much unrelated noise or even data from the next trial if the window is too long, or cutting off events in some trials if it is too short.
> I have been trying to figure out if this is possible from the documentation, but I could not find anything in the website.
> Many thanks in advance for any suggestions
> Best, 
> DP
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