Visualize subject head movement

Show how subjects move as a function of time.

# Authors: Eric Larson <>
# License: BSD (3-clause)

from os import path as op

import mne


data_path = op.join(mne.datasets.testing.data_path(verbose=True), 'SSS')

pos = mne.chpi.read_head_pos(op.join(data_path, 'test_move_anon_raw.pos'))

Visualize the subject head movements as traces:

mne.viz.plot_head_positions(pos, mode='traces')

Or we can visualize them as a continuous field (with the vectors pointing in the head-upward direction):

mne.viz.plot_head_positions(pos, mode='field')

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