We have developed two animation series to help learners understand some of the more complex mechanisms behind EEG/ERP data collection.
This series of animations explain action potentials and postsynaptic potentials, the formation of dipoles in the brain, and how the signal is propagated to the scalp where it is recorded by electrodes.
Our second animation series investigates the ways EEG/ERP data are visualized in figures.
For more information about using these simulations in a course or lab environment, request access to our EEG Educational Materials.
Understanding EEG Signal Generation: From Neuron to Electrode
The generation of the EEG signal is often a difficult concept to understand. These 2-3 minute animations were student generated. Animation 1 explains action potentials and postsynaptic potentials. Animation 2 explores the formation of dipoles in the brain, and Animation 3 investigates how signal is propagated to the scalp where it is recorded by electrodes.
Animations v2.1, v2.2, and v2.3
Understanding EEG Part 1: Understanding Potentials
Understanding EEG Part 2: Formation of a Dipole
Understanding EEG Part 3: Sensing Dipoles
The Neural Underpinnings of Electrophysiological Recordings
EEG Data Visualization
EEG/ERP data is often represented in different types of figures. How that information is conveyed in different types of figures is often a confusing. This student-generated animation (v1.0, 5 1/2 min) demonstrates how different aspects of the same EEG/ERP data is represented in different types of figures and how they relate to each other.