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November 19, 2009

CLA Interdepartmental EEG Facility

The College of Liberal Arts Office of the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs is pleased to announce the institution of the CLA Interdepartmental EEG Facility (IEF). With generous funding assistance from the Office of the Vice President for Research and space provided by the Center for Cognitive Sciences, the IEF will feature a state-of-the-art 128-channel electroencephalography system from Advanced Neuro Technology. The system includes hardware and software for stimulus presentation, data acquisition, and data analysis, including event-related potentials (ERPs) and source modeling. Equipped with two 64-channel amplifiers and 128-electrode caps, researchers will have the option of acquiring 64-channel data from two subjects simultaneously or high-density EEG data from a single subject with 128 channels. Further enhancing the flexibility of the system, it will feature two styles of electrode caps to meet diverse needs of CLA researchers. The facility will be staffed with graduate and undergraduate students and CLA Neuroimaging Staff Scientist, Dr. Philip Burton. The staff will provide training to faculty and students and assistance with data acquisition and analysis. Neuroimaging courses that have previously focused primarily on functional MRI will add an extensive EEG/ERP component, including hands-on instruction in the IEF, providing additional training opportunities for research assistants and broadening the scope of students' fundamental neuroimaging training. The facility will be available to all CLA faculty, staff, and students whose research will benefit from EEG and ERP methodology.