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.