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S05 EEG 1 Brain Rhythms

EEG 1 introduces electroencephalographic recording techniques. Students record EEG from the occipital lobe while performing a number of different tasks to demonstrate how the brains electrical activity varies depending on the task. The software filters the raw EEG signal to separate and display alpha, beta, delta, and theta rhythms.

Experimental Objectives

  1. To record an EEG from an awake, resting subject with eyes open and eyes closed.
  2. To identify and examine alpha, beta, delta, and theta components of the EEG complex
  3. To compare differences between male and female students.

Tasks Performed by the Student

Videos

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Lesson Hardware

This lesson requires a Biopac Science Lab (MP40) System and the following hardware. If your BScL System does not include all hardware items, expand your system by selecting required items below.

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