Chapter 3 - The Electrophysiological Brain
Links and Media
- A demonstration of EEG event-related potentials (ERPs) to visual stimuli
- Professor Steve Luck has made available slides, videos, and other educational material relating to ERP analysis (for researchers who will gain hands-on experience)
- http://erpinfo.org/educational-materials https://www.youtube.com/user/erplabtoolbox
- Introduction to magnetoencephalography (MEG) recorded at MIT
- An interview with Professor Horace Barlow who conducted seminal work on how neurons code visual information and who introduced the concept of grandmother cells
- A lecture from Professor Jamie Ward, author of The Student’s Guide to Cognitive Neuroscience on “The Electrophysiological Brain”
- An accessible summary of current findings on “grandmother cells”
- Quiroga, R. Quian, Fried, I., & Koch, C. (2013). Meaning from sensory information. Scientific American, 308, 30–35.
- Paper discussing the use of EEG oscillations to understand cognition
- Ward, L. M. (2003). Synchronous neural oscillations and cognitive processes. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 7(12), 553–559.
- A recent study examining how the N170 ERP component (indicative of face perception) is affected by social and racial categories
- Cassidy, K. D., Boutsen, L., Humphreys, G. W., & Quinn, K. A. (2014). Ingroup categorization affects the structural encoding of other-race faces: Evidence from the N170 event-related potential. Social Neuroscience, 9, 235–248 [Free article – link to journal page]