Displaying Real-time EEG Using MindWave & MATLAB

Jacob Bollinger, a cognitive neuroscientist at University of California, San Francisco uploaded a video testing various devices for displaying his real time electroencephalograms (EEG). He finally shows it by using Neurosky Mindwave and MathWorks MATLAB ….

Jacob gave a feedback of various Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCI) used in gaming which includes OCZ Neuro Pulse Actuator, Neurosky MindFlex and Neurosky Mindwave.

He basically used neurofeedback and brain training game BCI headset MindWave together with EEGLAB (Open source MATLAB toolbox for EEG processing to implement an accurate and affordable EEG system. Getting a real-time EEG data and power spectrum from a commercially available device looks so much easier now?

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8 Responses to “Displaying Real-time EEG Using MindWave & MATLAB”

  1. Matt November 3, 2011 at 3:49 pm #

    Hi Jacob,

    Thanks for the cool demo. You mentioned a delay when discussing the MindWave. I was wondering if you could elaborate: how much delay is there between an action and the data being received at the computer?



  2. Jonathan November 13, 2011 at 1:15 am #

    Great post! I am thinking about purchasing the mindwave. How can I get it to work with matlab and perhaps record my eeg?

    • Rohan Aurora November 13, 2011 at 4:11 am #

      That’s not an easy task. It has a lot of coding involved in MATLAB.

      • nina November 9, 2012 at 9:09 am #

        hi..i’m doing my final year project about mindwave processing..could u share the matlab coding to me..#mechanical engineering student

    • Allen July 27, 2014 at 2:40 pm #

      The neurosky website:

      There is a download for simple matlab script which access the device and plots the data. This seems like a good siter

  3. sulu February 12, 2012 at 7:09 pm #

    gud ,,then i want explanation about this and program

  4. Geoff February 13, 2013 at 6:09 am #

    Have you tested the Emotiv EPOC?

  5. theprogrammer August 26, 2013 at 1:37 pm #

    can you share the code for mindwave?

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