Muse Visualization for Mac OS


#1

Hi,

I’m just getting familiar with Muse. I’d like to know if there’s any software, MAC compatible, which could help in visualisation of live data from the headband. I believe I’m looking for a ZeoScope-like software for MAC.


#2

You can use

I have no experience with Zeo-Scope. Perhaps it will run in VMWare Fusion, then you could run it in a virtual machine.

If you install the SDK, note that in step 2.4, the commands should look like this (there is no /usr/local hierarchy on the Mac) :

sudo C_INCLUDE_PATH=/usr/include LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib python setup.py build
sudo python setup.py install

You also might want to make sure that these lines are in your .bash_profile
export PATH="$PATH:/Applications/Muse"
[SIZE=13px]export C_INCLUDE_PATH=/usr/include[/SIZE]
[SIZE=13px]export LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib[/SIZE]
[SIZE=13px]export DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH="$DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH:/Applications/Muse"

–tom[/SIZE]


#3

Hi Tom,

I cannot seem to get Muse connecting to BrainwaveOSC. But it does connect with muse-io. I did change the settings.xml to connect to the device name Muse and port 5000. Do you have any pointer as to what I am doing wrong?

Dammas


#4

Sorry, I just realized that BrainwaveOSC only works with the Neurosky Mindwave (I have both a Mindwave and a MUSE). I know that MuseLab works and the Processing script I mentioned as I have tried them both. The source code for the Processing script is available.


#5

Ok too bad though since i am looking exactly for something like Brainwave OSC. What are the differences between Mindwave and Muse according to you?


#6

The combination of muse-io plus Muse Lab or the processing script provides info similar to brainwave OSC. I was just using brainwaveOSC as a conduit for the data into other programs.

The Mindwave uses a single contact point on the forehead and an earclip.

The MUSE uses 7 contact points – 5 along the forehead and 2 ear contacts : https://sites.google.com/a/interaxon.ca/muse-developer-site/muse-hardware. In my understanding of the MUSE, since there are more contacts, the headset can calibrate the signals to a baseline to provide more accurate info.

In my experience, the MUSE seems to give a better translation between brain activity and the data that is generated, though the Mindwave is much less expensive. I purchased my Mindwave from eBay for about $80. There is a lot more software for the Mindwave, it has been around longer. Most of the Mindwave uses seem to be oriented to relaxation or meditation.

I have been using these devices for a music project, and am learning as I go (including the science of BCI)

Hope that helps.

–tom


#7

Hi,

So, There is no visualisation software for the Muse headset waves that indicates active or passive waves for MacOS?


#8

Thanks Tom,well explained. For me I am looking to compare brainstates in different situations and how see how they can be influenced. But I guess I need to understand the neuroscience behind it a bit better.


#9

For those who have patience to watch a playlist of 65 videos on YouTube, I believe that this is a good source of information on neuroscience and BCI. I started with Lecture 2: EEG Basics.

Comming from SCCN of UCSD shoud be a trustable source. They also have some open source software: EEGLAB and BCILAB that maybe will work with Muse soon (but from what I’ve seen they need MATLAB installed … that unfortunately is not free)

Published in 07/31/2013
Introduction to Modern Brain-Computer Interface Design - Christian A. Kothe
Swartz Center for Computational Neuroscience, University of California San Diego


#10

I have started watching these same videos, Eduardo. They are pretty good so far.

–tom


#11

I am reading the suggested book on Brain Rhythms. It is not easy to read. I guess I understand 20% only but I can keep up with the main themes. A lot I also think (or hope) is not required to understand fully.


#12

dammas - that book is not introductory at all (I checked it out from the campus library). I would watch the videos first. They would be much more relevant anyway.
–tom