Undergrad Research Project - Developing a High-Resolution and Portable EEG

Fall 2015

Student
Jess Chernak
Advisor
Pulkit Grover, Shawn Kelly, Jeffrey Weldon
Project description

The electroencephalogram (EEG) is a powerful modern device for measuring neural activity used for a wide variety of purposes including research and diagnosis of epilepsy and stroke. However, there does not yet exist a non-invasive, high-resolution and portable EEG system that can be used both in research and clinical settings. The aim of this project is to create such a device. The team consists of engineers and cognitive neuroscientists who will work together to build the “neural web,” a 10,000-electrode transportable EEG that will spatially localize activity in the brain and use low energy. The team will then use this proof-of-concept in several visual cognition studies to validate the concept, assessing if such a system can be used to decode whether a subject is looking at two different faces or at an upright or inverted face.

I was brought on to this team because of my interest and experience in analog circuit and printed circuit board design. My specific tasks on the project this semester are somewhat difficult to pick out at this moment, but generally I will be working on the circuitry behind the system, following its development through the semester.

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