Science Fair Project with Muse & Muse Monitor


I’m hoping to help my daughter use Muse and Muse Monitor for a simple, grade 5 science project.
The idea is to introduce various stimuli (visual and auditory) and record the impact on calmness.
We were looking at the alpha waves. For a test, we played a calm rainforest scene, while I relaxed. Then, we played a sound clip of nails on a chalkboard.
I’ve done a couple of trials and am seeing (potentially) the opposite of what I would expect. It appears that alpha is higher on the calm sound scheme and lower on the nails on the chalkboard scene.
Any suggestions? Maybe I’m reading the data wrong.


This type of experience is what is puzzling to me also. Would love someone with knowledge to chip in.