eeg-notebooks is a python-based software library that provides a simple end-to-end platform for conducting cognitive neuroscience experiments using consumer-grade EEG technology. It emerged out of the close relationship between our good friends at NeuroTechX and other other good friends at InterAxon (just down the road from CAMH). Using eeg-notebooks together with a standard laptop computer and ~$200 EEG headset such as the Interaxon MUSE, one can conduct high-quality event-related potential (ERP) experiments that traditionally require research-grade equipment costing tens of thousands of dollars. This opens up the door to a myriad of exciting neuroscience research and education possibilities.

One of these, which we have been closely involved in, is using eeg-notebooks as a vehicle for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) education in high-schools. This has been spearheaded in Toronto by the Rotman-Baycrest based initiative NeuroBRITE, and in New York by the brainwaves project.