Emotion Recognition Using the Emotiv EPOC Device

Trung Duy PHAM, Dat Tran

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Emotion plays an important role in the interaction between humans as emotion is fundamental to human experience, influencing cognition, perception, learning communication, and even rational decision-making. Therefore, studying emotion is indispensable. This paper aims at finding the relationships between EEG signals and human emotions based on emotion recognition experiments that are conducted using the commercial Emotiv EPOC headset to record EEG signals while participants are watching emotional movies. Alpha, beta, delta and theta bands filtered from the recorded EEG signals are used to train and evaluate classifiers with different learning techniques including Support Vector Machine, k-Nearest Neighbour, Naïve Bayes and AdaBoost.M1. Our experimental results show that we can use the Emotiv headset for emotion recognition and that the AdaBoost.M1 technique and the theta band provide the highest recognition rates.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Neural Information Processing (ICONIP 2012)
Subtitle of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science
EditorsTingwen Huang, Zhigang Zeng, Chuandong Li, Chi Sing Leung
Place of PublicationGermany
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9783642345005
ISBN (Print)9783642344992
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event19th International Conference on Neural Information Processing 2012 - Doha, Doha, Qatar
Duration: 12 Nov 201215 Nov 2012


Conference19th International Conference on Neural Information Processing 2012


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