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Lunch Hour Lecture: Perception & action in the brain: what can electroencephalography (EEG) tell us

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, 23 April 2019

Lunch Hour Lectures

Event Information

Open to

All | UCL staff | UCL students | UCL alumni

Availability

Yes

Organiser

Emma Hart

Location

Darwin Lecture Theatre
044: Darwin Building
Gower Street
London
WC1E 6BT
United Kingdom

About the lecture: For humans, like most animal species, survival depends on effectively reacting to environmental stimuli. Picture yourself in a building when an alarm system starts to ring in a nearby room. Would it capture your attention? How would this event affect your subsequent motor response? In a series of experiments, using electroencephalography (EEG) and measuring event related potentials (ERPs), we examined how such unexpected and salient events are processed in the brain, and how dynamic interactions between sensory influences (such as stimuli properties) and cognitive factors (such as attention, expectation) affect our motor behaviour.

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About the Speaker

Dr Marina kilintari

at Human Sensory Neuroscience Research Group, UCL

Dr Marina Kilintari, Research Associate based at the Human Sensory Neuroscience Research Group, UCL. Marina has studied Vision, Biology and Neuroscience, and is interested in two major research themes. The first one concerns sensorimotor integration and sensorimotor control, i.e. how current sensory inputs influence our behaviour, while the second theme focuses on the cognitive aspects of sensorimotor processes, such as expectation and intention. Marina has used a range of experimental methods both in humans and non-human primates, including motor psychophysics, functional MR brain imaging, EEG, MEG and EMG recordings.