October 5, 2012

ERP Workshop

I am pleased to announce that Wednesday, January 30, - Friday, February 1, 2013, the College of Liberal Arts Interdepartmental EEG Facility will be hosting Steve Luck from the University of California-Davis for an ERP/EEG workshop open to University of Minnesota researchers with interests in ERP methodology. Dr. Luck is the Author of An Introduction to the Event Related Potential Technique, which is widely regarded as the definitive introductory textbook in the field. He annually accepts a limited number of highly qualified students into his ERP Bootcamp at UC-Davis. He also conducts a few "Mini ERP Bootcamps" each year at other institutions, one of which we have the privilege of hosting in January.

The first two days of the our Mini Bootcamp will consist primarily of lectures. The workshop will conclude with hands-on training in the use of Dr. Luck's free EEGLab software for half a day on Friday morning.

If you would like to attend, please email me (

Additional information (e.g., location, detailed schedule, etc.) will be provided after we know how many attendees to expect and how much space we will need.

October 20, 2010

3T update

The new CMRR 3T MR tech has been hired. Peter Kollasch will begin working on November 1st.

The scanner move is proceeding on schedule. It will likely be up and running again by November 8th.

September 10, 2010

Infrastructure Investment Initiative

The call for pre-proposals for I3 awards has been announced.

September, 2010: Request for Proposal announced
November 16, 2010: Pre-proposals due
January 10, 2011: Invitations for full proposals issued
April 11, 2011: Full proposals due
June, 2011: Awards issued
July 1, 2011: Funding available

Additional details, including categories of awards, eligibility requirements, and how to apply are posted on the OVPR's I3 page.

August 26, 2010

Infrastructure Investment Initiative

One-time funds are available from OVPR for high-end research infrastructure needs. There should be a call for proposals soon.

This sounds like an opportunity that may not come around again for awhile.

April 1, 2010

CLA Office of Research and Graduate Programs call for Brain Imaging Small Grant Proposals

The CLA Office of Research and Graduate Programs is pleased to announce the 2010 call for proposals to two small grant programs that support research in the area of Brain Imaging. Proposals should not exceed $10,000.

One of the small grants programs is designed to support infrastructure needs and one is to support pilot projects. More detailed information and application forms are attached. This information can also be retrieved from the CLA Office of Research webpage . The application deadline for both small grant programs is Friday, April 30, 2010.

If you have any questions, please contact Wendy Friedmeyer at (612) 624-9815 or at

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.