ERP and EEG Mini Boot Camp

Sep 14 2012 - 9:00am - Sep 16 2012 - 5:00pm

Led by Steve Luck, Center for Mind and Brain, UC-Davis

and Local EEG Researchers

Topic:

We are offering a 3-day session on the research use of EEG intended for beginning and intermediate EEG researchers at the graduate, postdoctoral, and faculty levels. Investigators in the fields of psychology (clinical and experimental), neuroscience, cognitive science, clinical neurology, clinical psychiatry, biomedical engineering and biophysics may be interested.

Agenda:

Friday, September 14 - features local researchers discussing a wide range of current EEG neuroscience research methodologies, including clinical EEG interpretation, event-related permutations in oscillations (ERD/ERS), linear/nonlinear methods for assessing connectivity and source localization.

Saturday and Sunday (September 15 and 16) - focus will be on the robust event-related potential (ERP) technique. This two-day ERP mini-bootcamp is a 2-day condensed workshop version of Steve Luck’s 10-day ERP Boot Camp. [Editorial comment from your host: I attended Steve Luck's 10-day bootcamp three years ago, and out of my 28 years of formal education, these two weeks were some of the highest yield and most fun.]

The ERP technique has provided a number of key insights in the field of psychology. Used properly, it is a very powerful method, however because it is relatively inexpensive and simple to implement, its use by inexperienced investigators has also produced data with questionable interpretation. This workshop is led by one of the most respected proponents of the ERP technique and will set students on a path toward high quality research.

Goals and Objectives:

The goal of the Boot Camp is to provide an in-depth introduction to the everyday procedures that are used in ERP research, with an emphasis on how various procedures are actually performed and why they are performed that way.
 
The Boot Camp will consist of a set of lectures and demonstrations by Steve Luck that are tightly linked with his book, An Introduction to the Event-Related Potential Technique (MIT Press).  Topics will include the following:

1)    ERP Components
2)    Design and Interpretation of ERP Experiments
3)    Electrodes, Amplifiers, Filters, and Noise
4)    Averaging, Artifact Rejection, and Artifact Correction
5)    Measurement and Analysis of ERP Components

Registration:

Registration is $250 per participant for the three-day session. Lunch will be included. Fifty spots are available.

To register, please mail a check made out to "Kennedy Krieger Institute" to:

Kennedy Krieger Institute
Attn: Tammie Parker
707 N Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205

Please also include a note with your personal information including your name, e-mail address, degree, institutional and lab affiliation and any comments about specific level of knowledge and interests (we expect a range of interests but will do our best to include topics specifically requested).