CAERe & MBESC - Using electroencephalography (EEG) to measure neural responses to auditory and visual stimuli

16 April 2015, 4.30 PM - 16 April 2015, 6.00 PM

Dr Nina Kazanina, Senior Lecturer, School of Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol

1.20, 35 Berkeley Square

Centre for Assessment and Evaluation Research in Education and Centre for Mind and Brain in Educational and Social Contexts
Time: 4:30 - 6pm
Abstract: In this talk I will demonstrate the basics of electroencephalographic (EEG) recording that enables tracking brain activity with millisecond resolution. I will then discuss the technique of event-related potentials (ERPs) and main ERP components induced by auditory and visual stimuli. The talk will be geared towards first and second language research areas.
Speaker BioNina Kazanina is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology of Language at the School of Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol. Her research uses a combination of behavioral (reaction time studies, comprehension tasks with children) and electro-ecephalographic techniques (EEG) to elucidate processing mechanisms used to ensure effortless and effective communication. Current collaborative work centres on developing the pedagogical implications for enhancing second language learners' rapid lexical retrieval and production of "fluent" speech during real-time communication.

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