Electroencephalography or ‘EEG’ is a functional neuroimaging technique. It allows us to measure brain activity in real-time non-invasively by placing electrodes on the scalp. Here at the School of Psychology, researchers have access to a BrainAmp MR 64 Channel Electroencephalography System.
Electroencephalography is particularly interesting in psychological research as it allows researchers to measure brain activity as participants perform cognitive and behavioural tasks. We can thus better understand how the brain allows us to perceive the world, make decisions, perform movements or remember what we just did.
Our researchers have used Electroencephalography to better understand how we form memories and remember our past. It has also been used to study how we extract emotion from faces and to study interindividual differences in the processing of emotions (for example how the brain of individuals with low or high degree of social anxiety differ in that respect).