Cognitive Electrophysiology

Our research focuses on 

  • how psychological processing - perceiving, attending, deciding on actions - is physiologically implemented in the brain
  • how, based on this knowledge, neurological patients' deficits in such processing may be better understood 

To this end, we measure event-related EEG potentials at the scalp. These electrical potentials of the brain's outer layers convey information about the time epochs at which areas of the cortex get activated or deactivated.

This method is precise in its time information down to the millisecond range, has satisfactory spatial fidelity, and is harmless, by only measuring from outside.