[Eeglablist] importing the events

Makoto Miyakoshi mmiyakoshi at ucsd.edu
Wed Sep 2 11:29:58 PDT 2015

Dear Edward,

1. Open Excel.
2. Create data that look like this

type  latency
Picture   4.345
Response   7.567
Picture    8.663
Response   9.912

3. Save the data as .txt
4. Import the .txt file into EEGLAB as an event file.

It worked (at least 10 years ago).


On Tue, Sep 1, 2015 at 3:45 AM, Edward Wiskers <edwardwiskers at gmail.com>

> Dear EEGLAB users,
> After performing a real-time experiment on user's brain. Now I have to use
> EEGLAB to anlysiz the obtained data. I did that, and now I need to import
> the *events*. Basically, I'm doing the following stes to do that:
> after loading the data, I load the file of channel location, then I do
> "Re-reference". After that, from the File menu, I import event info -> From
> data channel. And I get the evens number displayed perfectly.
> However, in the online tutorial page related to importing the events
> (Please see the link
> http://sccn.ucsd.edu/wiki/Chapter_03:_Event_Processing), in this page
> under the secton "Importing, adding, and modifying events", it has been
> said "Events can be imported into EEGLAB by selecting menu item File > *Import
> event info*". The problem is that the option "*Import event info*"is not
> active until now even with previous steps that I mentioned.
> My question:
> Is my normal process of importing the events correct? If not, then what is
> the correct way to do that?
> Thanks in advance.
> Edward
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Makoto Miyakoshi
Swartz Center for Computational Neuroscience
Institute for Neural Computation, University of California San Diego
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