Location: Human Mobility Research Centre, Queens University, Kingston
Presented by: Amir Moslehi
Date: August 22nd 12pm-3pm

The human brain is known as the most complex organ in body. It consists of millions of neurons interconnected with each other, forming a large network capable to store and process information from the environment. Different methods have been developed to study how the brain works in our body. Electroencephalography (EEG) is one of the main techniques used to record the brain activity by attaching electrodes to the scalp. The electrical oscillations recorded this way have been associated with different brain functions or cognitive states and provide insight on how the brain works. Furthermore, EEG helps us identify different brain pathologies, and as a result, a lot of effort has been devoted to the research of markers that can characterize a brain disorder and help the diagnosis. The EEG consists of five periodic rhythms called delta, theta, alpha, beta, and gamma. Each of these rhythms is associated with various states, and have different frequency and amplitude compared to each other. In this workshop, the students will have the opportunity to record EEG from an awake, resting participant with eyes open and closed using state of the art Biopac systems. Then, they will analyze their data by identifying and examining theta, delta, alpha, and beta components of the EEG signal. The workshop will be about three hours long, and the students will be provided with all the necessary equipment including five Biopac systems, caps and electrodes.