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The iMotions software is used in behavioural research. It allows for an organised approach to the behavioural, cognitive, or emotional data. Thus, it can be used in combination with EEG and GSR sensors when collecting the data. 

Imotions used for eye-tracking, facial expressions and EEG.
iMotions For Research And Education

When using EEG and GSR sensors in your research, the iMotions software will help you with organising and collecting the data for your analysis.

Best practices

To reduce potential issues and challenges, keep the following points in mind before using iMotions for your research:

  • Research Design

    Before starting with your data collection and analysis, you will need to carefully plan the design of your experiment. You will need to pay attention to the decisions you make in regard to the stimuli, how you would like them to show and how long would they be exposed. Once the experiment design is complete, you can use the manual presented below to learn how to synchronise the iMotions software with any sensors or EEG you may use.

  • Combining IMotions With EEG And Shimmer

    The software provided by iMotions is perfect for synchronizing experiments with both the stimuli and various psychophysiological measurements, like an EEG or Shimmer sensors such as GSR+. The interface is fairly clear and straightforward, however setting everything up just right, so it will synchronize and is easily analyzable afterward can be tricky. To help you prepare adequately, we’ve asked researchers that used this combination of measures and software in the past to write a guide for you. You can find it below.

    Please ensure you properly credit the author of this guide Carolina Herrando for her work when writing your report. And don’t forget about us, the BMS Lab, for providing the equipment.

Further support 


  • iMotions screen recording is not working

    When working with the iMotions software package, it can occur that the screen recording functionality is not working. There might not be an error message to explain to you what’s going wrong and the error might not be apparent. Issues like this are likely related to a problem with the license. We therefore strongly urge you to change the region and language settings of your device (laptop or computer) to English US. This should solve it.

Want to use iMotions?

Go first through the steps on how to reserve iMotions or go directly to the reservation page if you have already registered your project.