Analysing Emotional Video Using Consumer EEG Hardware

  • Jeroen de Man
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8511)


Low-cost, easy to use EEG hardware produced for the consumer-market provide interesting possibilities for human-computer interaction in a wide variety of applications. Recent years have produced numerous papers discussing the use of these types of devices in various ways, but only some of this work looks into what these devices can actually measure. In this paper, data is used that has been collected using a Myndplay Brainband, while 30 participants viewed emotional videos eliciting different mental states. This data is analysed by looking at average power in multiple frequency bands and eSenseTM values, as well as peaks in the measurements detected throughout the videos. Although average values do not differentiate well between the mental states, peak detection provides some promising results worthy of future research.


emotional response emotion analysis affective HCI EEG 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeroen de Man
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  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceVU University AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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