mne.preprocessing.compute_current_source_density(inst, sphere='auto', lambda2=1e-05, stiffness=4, n_legendre_terms=50, copy=True, *, verbose=None)[source]#

Get the current source density (CSD) transformation.

Transformation based on spherical spline surface Laplacian [1][2][3][4].

This function can be used to re-reference the signal using a Laplacian (LAP) “reference-free” transformation.

instinstance of Raw, Epochs or Evoked

The data to be transformed.

spherearray_like, shape (4,) | str

The sphere, head-model of the form (x, y, z, r) where x, y, z is the center of the sphere and r is the radius in meters. Can also be “auto” to use a digitization-based fit.


Regularization parameter, produces smoothness. Defaults to 1e-5.


Stiffness of the spline.


Number of Legendre terms to evaluate.


Whether to overwrite instance data or create a copy.

verbosebool | str | int | None

Control verbosity of the logging output. If None, use the default verbosity level. See the logging documentation and mne.verbose() for details. Should only be passed as a keyword argument.

inst_csdinstance of Raw, Epochs or Evoked

The transformed data. Output type will match input type.


New in v0.20.


Examples using mne.preprocessing.compute_current_source_density#

Transform EEG data using current source density (CSD)

Transform EEG data using current source density (CSD)