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Psychology

Electrocephalography (EEG)

EEG is a completely non-invasive method of recording cortical activity or "brain-waves".

Within the Centre for Brain Science (CBS) EEG research is carried out in a number of areas. We examine experimentally driven changes in the EEG to gain insight into cortical mechanisms associated with areas of interest that include:

    • mirror neuron systems
    • attentional bias and control
    • emotional prosody in language processing
    • the relationship between cortical and autonomic control
    • multimodal sensory processing and perception

Also, at a fundamental level, we are constantly seeking to explore the functional significance of the EEG, ie what do these brain-waves actually mean? The CBS is equipped with three state-of-the-art EEG systems:

A 256 channel EGI Geodesic EEG System 300 with geodesic nets appropriate for both clinical and developmental studies

A 128 channel Neuroscan Synamps II system (capable of being broken down into two 64 channel systems

A 64 channel Advanced Neuro Techology (ANT) ASA-lab EEG/ERP system

Both ANT and Neuroscan systems are compatible with TMS.