Workshop: EEG and ERP-recording and analysis

As part of the 64th National conference of the Association of Physiologists and Pharmacologists of India at Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, a half-day Workshop will be conducted on “EEG and ERP-recording and analysis”.

Date: 28.11.2018.

Organizing team: Departments of Physiology – Kasturba Medical College, Manipal.

Resource Personnel:

  1. Dr. Kirtana
  2. Dr. Chinmay
  3. Dr.Vrinda
  4. Dr. Mohini
  5. Dr. Arun
  6. Mr. Priyesh

Duration of Workshop: 6 hours

Importance of the Workshop:

Electroencephalography (EEG) is a non-invasive and relatively inexpensive method for assessing neurophysiological function. EEG measures the electrical activity of large, synchronously firing populations of neurons in the brain at the scalp level. The major advantage of EEG compared to other methods is the excellent temporal resolution, allowing for investigation of neural activity at the level of milliseconds, which best approximates the timing of neural events.

Understanding the basic neural processes that underlie complex higher-order cognitive operations and functional domains is a fundamental goal of cognitive neuroscience. Event-related potentials (ERPs) have been used for decades to study perception, cognition, emotion, neurological and psychiatric disorders. ERPs consist of multiple components that reflect specific neurocognitive processes.

The proposed workshop will demonstrate the design of EEG-ERP studies, recording and basic analysis of data, as well the interpretation of EEG results. This workshop will explore the benefits of using EEG-ERP to various cognitive functions.

Target participants/learners:

Under graduate, post-graduate students, Researchers, Doctoral students, Early career Faculty, Scientists, Physicians with special interest in Electrophysiology and neurophysiology.

Workshop Details:

The workshop aims to demonstrate and give hands-on interactive experience on EEG acquisition, pre-processing and analysis with the aim of increasing the awareness about the use of ERP as a tool to assess brain functions in health and disease.

Techniques and modalities covered:

Domain Parameter measured Technique used
EEG EEG waves 10-20 system
ERP N-170 Facial Emotion Recognition Paradigm
Title Speaker Duration
EEG, Historical perspectives Dr Kirtana 30 min
Modern clinical applications of EEG Dr Vrinda 30 min
Physical and biological basics of EEG signals Dr Chinmay 30 min
Basics of EEG technology and recording Dr Mohini 30 min
ERP recordings: paradigm designing Dr Arun 30 min
EEG Analysis: ICA, EEG Artifacts, Event Related Potentials Dr Arun/Mr Priyesh 30 min