Alpha Score


#1

Out of curiosity, what is AlphaScore? Is it just the sum of all alpha relative values or is there some more documentation on where I can find out more about “score” values.

Is this the value the actual Muse App uses to detect mindfulness or is that not publicly available?

Thanks.


#2

Alpha is the power reading from the sensors in the Alpha brainwave band. You can read more about the score here: http://developer.choosemuse.com/research-tools/available-data

And more about the brainwave significance here:
http://www.brainworksneurotherapy.com/what-are-brainwaves

Unfortunately, the Muse docs are not super helpful in giving guidance on translating or interpreting the power readings.

Also available are readings for delta, theta, beta, and gamma.


#3

Thank you for the link. I had missed it in the docs sadly.

I think I get it now… it just helps give you a fractional “score” based off of the range the user has shown so far. It does mention after 10s it doesn’t really use “old” data, but I assume this just means because it has a distribution made by then by the user.

Thanks.