Waveform moment analysis: An ASYST program for topographical analyses of nonnegative bounded waveforms Academic Article uri icon


  • The moments of a nonnegative bounded waveform (e.g., bounded probability density functions or responses that can be expressed as bounded probability density functions) provide the basis for characterizing the waveform. Traditionally, only the lower-order moments (k ≤ 4) have been utilized in deriving topographical indices of these waveforms. Recent advances in waveform moment analysis, however, have made it possible to derive comprehensive and interpretable indices of complex nonnegative bounded waveforms by utilizing both lower-order and higher-order moments. Waveform moment analysis is reviewed briefly, and a flexible and efficient computer program is presented for conducting waveform moment analyses. © 1988 Psychonomic Society, Inc.

author list (cited authors)

  • Cacioppo, J. T., Marshall-Goodell, B. S., Tassinary, L. G., Chen, F., Siegel, S. J., & Dorfman, D. D.

citation count

  • 0

publication date

  • November 1988