Pre-conference Workshop: ‘The Event-Related Potentials (ERP) technique applied to the study of language’

ONLINE – July 7th, 2021 

Brief description of the workshop

This one-day workshop aims at introducing the ERP technique, describing how different indexes of the EEG activity can be used to study the cognitive mechanisms associated with language comprehension. No prior experience is required, although an interest in language/pragmatics would be welcome.

Topics covered will include:

–          Recording and interpreting EEG/ERP indexes of language processing

–          Elements of experimental design

–          Elements of EEG signal processing

–          Current research and future development of language-related EEG indexes

Theoretical and practical sessions will be held by Paolo Canal – Scuola Universitaria Superiore IUSS, Pavia (Italy).

Target audience

This workshop is meant for researchers interested in learning how ERP components can be measured and used to study cognitive mechanism. The course material is appropriate for researchers with no prior experience with EEG.

Tentative Program

9.30 – 10.00: Welcoming and Introduction

10.00 – 11.30: Origins of the EEG signal; what ERPs and ERP components are

11.30 – 11.45: Break

11.45 – 13.00: Strength and weaknesses of the technique [examples from language processing literature]

13.00 – 14.15: Lunch break

14.15 – 15.45: Designing the experiment; the EEG laboratory

15.45 – 16.00: Break

16.00 – 17.30: Quick overview of signal processing pipeline, from the raw file to statistics

Click here for: 2020(21)Pre-Conference Workshops – Registration

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