We are currently recruiting participants (during summer, 2022)!
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EEG Participant Information
What is EEG?
EEG (electroencephalogram) is the measure of electrical impulses of the nerve cells in the brain emanating to the scalp, detected by metal electrodes on a cap placed on the head (as shown in the image below). Since the electrical activity in the brain becomes weaker as it reaches the scalp and must compete with other electrical signals (e.g., muscle activity, other electrical sources in the area), a conductive gel is injected into each electrode to get a better reading of brain activity related electrical changes. This procedure is not invasive or painful.
EEG data depicts electrical activity in the brain in the form of waves. Muscle movement also produces electrical activity that can interfere with brain data. To minimize the level of electrical activity resulting from muscle movement, you will be asked to sit as still as possible during the experiment, and to release as much tension from your neck and facial muscles as possible (i.e. avoid squinting, excessive blinking, clenching jaw, turning head). The image below provides examples of how eye blinks and muscle tension (e.g., clenched teeth) can distort the brain data.
How to Prepare for the Session
What to Expect During Your Participation
Lab Location and Parking
The full address for ELDEN Lab is:
Tom Barnes Education Center, Room 1057, 260 Kilgore Lane, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
The silver line (Silver 1 & 2) of the Crimson Ride travels directly to the Tom Barnes Education Center. You can access the information for this route at: http://crimsonride.ua.edu
If you have any questions before your scheduled session, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for your participation!