Location

Buller Hallway

Start Date

3-7-2014 2:30 PM

End Date

3-7-2014 4:00 PM

Description

The general public is extremely interested in mental training and the use of brain imaging to study the mind. One device that combines the two and is currently on the market for consumers is a single channel EEG band produced by NeuroSky which claims to measure concentration. However, the claims that they have developed a single channel measure of concentration and meditation have not been tested. EEG power is related to cognitive memory and performance, which both contribute to concentration. In addition to EEG waves, pupil size is a reliable physiological index of processing load and concentration. The first purpose of this study is to replicate the finding of pupil diameter size and concentration. The second purpose is to see if the results of the replication correlate with the proprietary concentration reading from the NeuroSky single channel EEG as a first step towards understanding what, if anything, consumer EEG equipment measures.

Acknowledgments

J.N. Andrews Honors Scholar

Advisor: Karl Bailey, Behavioral Sciences

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Psychology Commons

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Mar 7th, 2:30 PM Mar 7th, 4:00 PM

P-04 Processing Load and Biopotentials: An Evaluation of a Consumer Electroencephalogram (EEG)

Buller Hallway

The general public is extremely interested in mental training and the use of brain imaging to study the mind. One device that combines the two and is currently on the market for consumers is a single channel EEG band produced by NeuroSky which claims to measure concentration. However, the claims that they have developed a single channel measure of concentration and meditation have not been tested. EEG power is related to cognitive memory and performance, which both contribute to concentration. In addition to EEG waves, pupil size is a reliable physiological index of processing load and concentration. The first purpose of this study is to replicate the finding of pupil diameter size and concentration. The second purpose is to see if the results of the replication correlate with the proprietary concentration reading from the NeuroSky single channel EEG as a first step towards understanding what, if anything, consumer EEG equipment measures.