Electroencephalography (EEG)

There are three EEG labs in the new brain imaging centre. These are all capable of recording EEG from dense electrode arrays and acquiring DC-potentials. Active electrode set-ups are available. These have advantages for set-up time, which is particularly important when testing children and clinical groups. In addition to the EEG labs we also have a dedicated area for preparing participants for EEG, and hair-washing facilities to remove electrode gel after an experimental session. The EEG labs are fully equipped with software to present high-fidelity visual and auditory stimuli to participants and a comprehensive range of tools are available for the analysis of the data. Complementary EEG systems are also available in the MRI and MEG suites to allow multi-modal imaging.

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What is EEG?

Electroencephalography (EEG) is a non-invasive technique which records electrical activity generated by the brain through sensors placed on the scalp. EEG can help us to understand the processes involved in various cognitive tasks such as remembering, paying attention, and reading. It is also useful in the clinical domain to diagnose a number of different medical conditions.