Data set ‹self-paced 1s›
Data set provided by Fraunhofer-FIRST, Intelligent Data Analysis Group
(Klaus-Robert Müller), and Freie Universität Berlin,
Department of Neurology, Neurophysics Group (Gabriel Curio)
Correspondence to Benjamin Blankertz
This dataset was recorded from a normal subject during a no-feedback
session. The subject sat in a normal chair, relaxed arms resting on
the table, fingers in the standard typing position at the computer
keyboard. The task was to press with the index and little fingers the
corresponding keys in a self-chosen order and timing 'self-paced key
typing'. The experiment consisted of 3 sessions of 6 minutes each.
All sessions were conducted on the same day with some minutes break
inbetween. Typing was done at an average speed of 1 key per second.
Format of the data
Given are 416 epochs of 500 ms length each ending
130 ms before a keypress. 316 epochs are labeled (0 for
upcoming left hand movements and 1 for upcoming right hand movements),
the remaining 100 epoches are unlabeled for competition purpose.
Data are provided in the original 1000 Hz sampling and in a
version downsampled at 100 Hz (recommended). Files are
- Matlab format (*.mat) containing variables:
clab: electrode labels,
x_train: training trials (time x channels x trials),
y_train: corresponding labels (0: left, 1: right),
x_test: test trials (time x channels x trials)
- zipped ASC II format (*.txt.zip).
Each of those files contains a 2-D matrix where each row (line)
contains the data of one trial, beginning with all samples of the first
channel. Channels are in the following order:
(F3, F1, Fz, F2, F4, FC5, FC3, FC1, FCz, FC2, FC4, FC6, C5, C3, C1, Cz,
C2, C4, C6, CP5, CP3, CP1, CPz, CP2, CP4, CP6, O1, O2).
In the files containing training data the first entry in each row
indicates the class (0: left, 1: right). In the 1000 Hz
version trials consist of 500 samples per channel and in the 100 Hz
version they consist of 50 samples.
Requirements and Evaluation
Please provide your estimated class labels (0 or 1) for every trial
of the test data and give a description of the used algorithm.
The performance measure is the classification accuracy
(correct classified trials divided by the total number of test trials).
The recording was made using a NeuroScan amplifier and a Ag/AgCl
electrode cap from ECI. 28 EEG channels were measured at
positions of the international 10/20-system (F, FC, C, and CP rows and
O1, O2). Signals were recorded at 1000 Hz with a band-pass
filter between 0.05 and 200 Hz.
- Benjamin Blankertz, Gabriel Curio and Klaus-Robert Müller,
Classifying Single Trial EEG: Towards Brain Computer Interfacing,
In: T. G. Diettrich and S. Becker and Z. Ghahramani (eds.),
Advances in Neural Inf. Proc. Systems 14 (NIPS 01), 2002.