This document introduces the Telluride Decoding Toolbox. The toolbox offers a test bed for algorithms for decoding brain signals in relation to a stimulus. Our goal is to provide a standard set of tools to allow users to decode brain signals into the signals that generated them—whether the signals come from visual or auditory stimuli, and whether they are measured with EEG, MEG, ECoG or any other response for decoding.
In line with the dictionary definition of decoding, we want to convert (a coded) message into intelligible language, or at least determine which of several messages was intended. The tools in this toolbox allow any perceptual stimulus to be connected to any neural signal. Although the developers of this toolbox are largely researchers who meet in Telluride Colorado for a Neuromorphic workshop and use EEG to analyze auditory experiments, the tools in this toolbox allow any perceptual stimulus to be connected to any neural signal.