# Predicting Premature Video Skipping and Viewer Interest from EEG Recordings

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## Abstract

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## 1. Introduction

## 2. Materials and Methods

#### 2.1. Experimental Setup

#### 2.2. Data Preprocessing

#### 2.3. Analysis

#### 2.3.1. MSE

^{m}the probability that two sequences with length m are similar within r, and A

^{m}

^{+1}the probability that these two sequences remain similar within r when extending their length to m+1. The tolerance level was set to 0.15*std of the 1 s partition’s amplitude.

#### 2.3.2. Engagement, Arousal, and Valence Indices

#### 2.3.3. Features

#### 2.3.4. Classification

## 3. Results

#### 3.1. Skipping and Interest Prediction Accuracies

#### 3.2. Feature Relevance

## 4. Discussion

## Supplementary Materials

## Author Contributions

## Funding

## Acknowledgments

## Conflicts of Interest

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**Figure 1.**Overview of the processing pipeline. Note that each step within the black outline applies to each frequency band. Abbreviations: MSE, multiscale version of sample entropy; SVM, support vector machine; kNN, k-nearest neighbor; EEG, electroencephalography.

**Figure 2.**Boxplots summarizing accuracies of skipping prediction using individual features for the SVM (red), kNN (blue), and RF (green) classifiers. Note: Outliers correspond to the distribution in its column.

**Figure 3.**As in Figure 3, but for interest prediction.

**Figure 4.**Difference between features in skipped and non-skipped cases. (

**a**) RCVB, (

**b**) RCVM, (

**c**) RCVT, (

**d**) REEI, (

**e**) REAI, and (

**f**) REVI.

**Figure 5.**Idem to Figure 5 but for interest and not interest cases. (

**a**) RCVB, (

**b**) RCVM, (

**c**) RCVT, (

**d**) REEI, (

**e**) REAI, and (

**f**) REVI.

**Table 1.**Accuracies for skipping and interest for the SVM, kNN, and random forest (RF) classifiers when using all features. Each column corresponds to the respective classifier, whilst each row corresponds to which subject was left out.

Skipped | SVM | kNN | RF | Interest | SVM | kNN | RF |
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s1 | 76.60 | 80.00 | 86.67 | s1 | 85.00 | 82.22 | 84.44 |

s2 | 96.97 | 84.44 | 77.78 | s2 | 64.52 | 80.00 | 75.56 |

s3 | 65.12 | 88.89 | 77.78 | s3 | 61.54 | 97.78 | 80.00 |

s4 | 64.52 | 75.56 | 77.78 | s4 | 82.14 | 53.33 | 62.22 |

Average | 75.8025 | 82.2225 | 80.0025 | Average | 73.3 | 78.3325 | 75.555 |

**Table 2.**Average accuracies and standard deviations for skipping (

**a**) and for interest (

**b**) when using individual features.

(a) | ||||||

Skipped | SVM | sd | kNN | sd | RF | sd |

RCVB | 0.734 | 0.113 | 0.712 | 0.099 | 0.654 | 0.105 |

RCVM | 0.705 | 0.118 | 0.647 | 0.098 | 0.621 | 0.105 |

RCVT | 0.759 | 0.109 | 0.684 | 0.099 | 0.615 | 0.105 |

REEI | 0.585 | 0.156 | 0.618 | 0.099 | 0.618 | 0.106 |

REAI | 0.578 | 0.144 | 0.608 | 0.108 | 0.583 | 0.106 |

REVI | 0.756 | 0.117 | 0.775 | 0.088 | 0.735 | 0.103 |

CV2EI | 0.518 | 0.131 | 0.516 | 0.107 | 0.544 | 0.115 |

CV2AI | 0.611 | 0.133 | 0.643 | 0.099 | 0.665 | 0.100 |

CV2VI | 0.676 | 0.113 | 0.723 | 0.099 | 0.602 | 0.104 |

(b) | ||||||

Interest | SVM | sd | kNN | sd | RF | sd |

RCVB | 0.676 | 0.131 | 0.740 | 0.096 | 0.640 | 0.105 |

RCVM | 0.670 | 0.137 | 0.719 | 0.102 | 0.591 | 0.113 |

RCVT | 0.693 | 0.139 | 0.728 | 0.095 | 0.614 | 0.107 |

REEI | 0.641 | 0.116 | 0.736 | 0.106 | 0.645 | 0.106 |

REAI | 0.654 | 0.122 | 0.696 | 0.099 | 0.592 | 0.108 |

REVI | 0.725 | 0.121 | 0.766 | 0.091 | 0.694 | 0.098 |

CV2EI | 0.465 | 0.138 | 0.607 | 0.107 | 0.577 | 0.107 |

CV2AI | 0.548 | 0.150 | 0.683 | 0.098 | 0.629 | 0.106 |

CV2VI | 0.396 | 0.177 | 0.526 | 0.106 | 0.463 | 0.108 |

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