DEAP: A database for emotion analysis; Using physiological signals

  • Koelstra S
  • Mühl C
  • Soleymani M
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We present a multimodal data set for the analysis of human affective states. The electroencephalogram (EEG) and peripheral physiological signals of 32 participants were recorded as each watched 40 one-minute long excerpts of music videos. Participants rated each video in terms of the levels of arousal, valence, like/dislike, dominance, and familiarity. For 22 of the 32 participants, frontal face video was also recorded. A novel method for stimuli selection is proposed using retrieval by affective tags from the website, video highlight detection, and an online assessment tool. An extensive analysis of the participants' ratings during the experiment is presented. Correlates between the EEG signal frequencies and the participants' ratings are investigated. Methods and results are presented for single-trial classification of arousal, valence, and like/dislike ratings using the modalities of EEG, peripheral physiological signals, and multimedia content analysis. Finally, decision fusion of the classification results from different modalities is performed. The data set is made publicly available and we encourage other researchers to use it for testing their own affective state estimation methods.

Author-supplied keywords

  • EEG
  • Emotion classification
  • affective computing
  • pattern classification
  • physiological signals
  • signal processing

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  • Sander Koelstra

  • Christian Mühl

  • Mohammad Soleymani

  • Ashkan Yazdani

  • Touradj Ebrahimi

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