Our legacy work is provided here solely so that people who read our papers can gain a bit more technical information about what we did when we actually did the research. With the removal of the MUSE SDK by InterAxon muse-io is no longer supported and thus we do not use this method for communicating with MUSE anymore. InterAxon has also limited the use of the iOS and Android SKDs and as such PEER is no longer available on the App Store and is thus no longer a viable solution for working with MUSE as well.
Here are a series of tutorial videos following MUSE data collection with LSL.
The information here only applies to the 2016 MUSE pictured above. It is easily identifiable by the shape and the logo written in BLUE. InterAxon calls this the "Original Muse"
Here is a tutorial using the MUSE with MATLAB to conduct the experiment and recording with a program called Lab Streaming Layer (LSL).
Some important things for using the MUSE in general:
- Make sure that when you take out a MUSE for experiments, you record that you have signed it out
- Once you are done with the device, put it back in the slot you took it from and record that you have returned it
- Some participants will have long hair, in this case ask that they tie it into a ponytail or a bun
- If they don't have a hair tie, there are some that MUSE supplies with each unit that you can provide
- Some participants have glasses, ask that they take them off during the impedance check
- If they need them to see the screen they can put them on over the MUSE before the experiment starts
- Some participants have large metal earrings, if the earring is in contact with the MUSE you can cover it with a bandaid to prevent signal interference
- Whenever you are done using a MUSE device, immediately plug it into a charging cord
- It is important that the participant does not talk or move around too much during the experiment, so make sure that they are comfortable before starting
Some important things when using MUSE LSL:
- You will need a bluetooth dongle to connect the MUSE to the Macbook you are using
- The lab has plenty of these in USB form, plug one into the Macbook before running the experiment
- Before Starting the experiment, make sure that Lab Recorder has started recording data
- Make sure the participant keeps the MUSE on their head until you have stopped the recording in Lab Recorder
- Unless you are testing in special circumstances, good data is more important than rushing through your impedance check
- Take the time to ensure that all channels are recording good data
- If you have to, take off the MUSE and put it on again in a better position
The Krigolson Lab makes extensive use of PEER (Portable EEG ERP Researcher) by Suva Technologies. Here are a few videos we made to show you how to set up simple experiments with PEER and the MUSE Headband.
How to Record Raw EEG Data
This is a quick video showing how to do a simple raw EEG recording using the MUSE and the PEER app on an iPad. *Note: Further instructions on how to put on the MUSE and prepare it for an experiment can be found in this video
How to Set Up One Response Oddball
This first video shows you how to set up your own Oddball experiment in the PEER App.
How to Export Data from PEER
The last video goes through how to share the data you collected in the Oddball experiment. The process is similiar for sharing data from any other type of experiment on the PEER app.
You might also find it helpful to visit the FAQ for PEER on the Suva Technologies website.