Detection of Consumer Preferences Using EEG Signals

Ceylan B. , Tüzün S. , Akan A.

International Journal of Applied Mathematics, Electronics and Computers, cilt.8, sa.4, ss.289-294, 2020 (Hakemli Üniversite Dergisi)

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 8 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.18100/ijamec.802214
  • Dergi Adı: International Journal of Applied Mathematics, Electronics and Computers
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.289-294


In this study, a liking estimation system based on electroencephalogram (EEG) signals is developed for neuromarketing applications. The determination of the degree of appreciation of a product by consumers has become an important research topic using machine learning methods. Biological data is recorded while viewing product pictures or videos, then processed by signal processing methods. In this study, 32 channel EEG signals are recorded from subjects who watched two different car advertisement videos and the liking status is determined. After watching the advertisement videos, the participants were asked to vote for the rating of the different images (front view, dashboard, side view, rear view, taillight, logo and grille) of the products. The signals corresponding to these different video regions from the EEG recordings were segmented and analyzed by the Empirical Mode Decomposition (EMD) and Ensemble Empirical Mode Decomposition (EEMD). The statistical features were extracted from Intrinsic Mode Functions (IMF) and the liking status classifications were performed. The classification performance of EMD- and EEMD-based methods are 93.4% and 97.8% respectively on Brand1, and 93.5% and 97.4% respectively on Brand2. In addition, the classification accuracy on both brands combined are 85.1% and 85.7% respectively. The promising results obtained using Support Vector Machines (SVM) show that the proposed EEG-based method may be used in neuromarketing studies.