Instance-Adaptive Graph for EEG Emotion Recognition

  • Tengfei Song Southeast University
  • Suyuan Liu Southeast University
  • Wenming Zheng Southeast University
  • Yuan Zong Southeast University
  • Zhen Cui Nanjing University of Science and Technology


To tackle the individual differences and characterize the dynamic relationships among different EEG regions for EEG emotion recognition, in this paper, we propose a novel instance-adaptive graph method (IAG), which employs a more flexible way to construct graphic connections so as to present different graphic representations determined by different input instances. To fit the different EEG pattern, we employ an additional branch to characterize the intrinsic dynamic relationships between different EEG channels. To give a more precise graphic representation, we design the multi-level and multi-graph convolutional operation and the graph coarsening. Furthermore, we present a type of sparse graphic representation to extract more discriminative features. Experiments on two widely-used EEG emotion recognition datasets are conducted to evaluate the proposed model and the experimental results show that our method achieves the state-of-the-art performance.

AAAI Technical Track: Humans and AI