Understanding Speech


An ElectroEncephaloGram (EEG) is a test that measures and records the electrical activity of the brain. Special sensors (electrodes) are attached to the head and hooked by wires to a computer. The computer records your brain's electrical activity on the screen as wavy lines, which represent the changes in the pattern of the brain's electrical activity.

Event-Related Potentials (ERP) involve averaging the EEG activity time-locked to the presentation of complex processing of stimuli (visual or auditory).

As a participant, you will be invited to our Linguistic Lab (A6, 2-202), where you will sit in front of a monitor and pushing buttons every now and then while working on an experimental task. The electrodes are conveniently attached to your scalp on a cap. An abrasive gel is used to connect the electrodes on the cap with your scalp. Our lab is fully equipped, so you have the opportunity to wash and blow-dry your hair after the experiment.