Interviews

Title Description Interviewee Producer Duration
Early left anterior negativity: ELAN The early left anterior negativity is a polarization of the electrical field as measured on the scalp through EEG. It appears very early in processing of auditory stimuli (around 150 ms). It is related to the coarse processing of syntactic... Angela Friederici goCognitive 00:02:14
EEG frequencies Professor Niels Birbaumer explains how they use different measures like EEG, MEG, etc. to measure different frequencies of brain waves. He explains how the different techniques allow access to different ranges of brainwaves and how obtaining such... Niels Birbaumer goCognitive 00:02:18
EEG/MEG and the time course of language processing Electroencephalography (EEG) and magnetoencephalography (MEG) allow the analysis of cortical processing with a very high temporal resolution. The researcher can pinpoint very exactly at which point in time processing is affected by a particular... Angela Friederici goCognitive 00:02:42
Historic roots of BCI The roots of non-invasive brain-computer interface (BCI) research lie in work done in the field of neurofeedback. Most of the clinical BCI studies with human patients use biofeedback based on EEG oscillations or event-related brain potentials.... Niels Birbaumer goCognitive 00:05:26
Mirror Neurons: From Monkeys to Humans Dr. Giacomo Rizzolatti explains how he discovered mirror neurons in humans. Once he discovered the existence of mirror neurons in monkeys, he decided to investigate if the same mechanisms existed in humans and found that they are, in fact, present.... Giacomo Rizzolatti goCognitive 00:07:24
The specificity of feedback Feedback is essential for acquisition of learning. Professor Niels Birbaumer explains critical variables of feedback and emphasizes that brain activity can be voluntarily controlled if feedback to the brain is fast, reliable, and specific. In order... Niels Birbaumer goCognitive 00:04:19
What does the P600 reflect? The P600 used to be understood in the processing of syntactic speech error. However, listening to more complex sentences also increases the P600 component. The modern view is that the P600 reflects a more general effect of processing difficulty –... Angela Friederici goCognitive 00:01:57