Reading Your Mind: EEG during Reading Task

  • Tan Vo
  • Tom Gedeon
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7062)


This paper demonstrates the ability to study the human reading behaviors with the use of Electroencephalography (EEG). This is a relatively new research direction because, obviously, gaze-tracking technologies are used specifically for those types of studies. We suspect, EEG, with the capability of recording brain-wave activities from the human scalp, in theory, could exhibit potential attributes to replace gaze-tracking in such research. To prove the concept, in this paper, we organized a BCI experiment and propose a model for effective classifying EEG data in comparison to the accuracy of gaze-tracking. The results show that by using EEG, we could achieve comparable results against the more established methods while demonstrating a potential live EEG applications. This paper also discusses certain points of consideration for using EEG in this work.


BCI Artificial Neural Network EEG Reading tasks Signal Processing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tan Vo
    • 1
  • Tom Gedeon
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Computer ScienceThe Australian National UniversityCanberraAustralia

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