Anxiety affects human capabilities and behavior as much as it affects productivity and quality of life. It can be considered as the main cause of depression and suicide. Anxious states are easily detectable by humans due to their acquired cognition, humans interpret the interlocutor’s tone of speech, gesture, facial expressions and recognize their mental state. There is a need for non-invasive reliable techniques that perform the complex task of anxiety detection.
The dataset consists of EEG recordings obtained when subjects are listening to different utterances : a, i, u, bed, please, sad. A limited number of EEG recordings where also obtained when the three vowels were corrupted by white and babble noise at an SNR of 0dB. Recordings were performed on 8 healthy subjects.