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ERIC Number: EJ1031633
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1539-3100
Recognizing Student Emotions Using Brainwaves and Mouse Behavior Data
Azcarraga, Judith; Suarez, Merlin Teodosia
International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, v11 n2 p1-15 Apr-Jun 2013
Brainwaves (EEG signals) and mouse behavior information are shown to be useful in predicting academic emotions, such as confidence, excitement, frustration and interest. Twenty five college students were asked to use the Aplusix math learning software while their brainwaves signals and mouse behavior (number of clicks, duration of each click, distance traveled by the mouse) were automatically being captured. It is shown that by combining the extracted features from EEG signals with data representing mouse click behavior, the accuracy in predicting academic emotions substantially increases compared to using only features extracted from EEG signals or just mouse behavior alone. Furthermore, experiments were conducted to assess the prediction accuracy of the system at points during the learning session where several of the extracted features significantly deviate in value from their mean. The experiments confirm that the prediction performance increases as the number of feature values that deviate significantly from the mean increases.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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