|Credit points||6.0 KP|
|Institute directory||Department of Psychology|
|Applicability of the module||
Debener, Stefan (Module responsibility)
Debener, Stefan (Authorized examiners)
Enrolment in Master's programme Neurocognitive Psychology.
|Skills to be acquired in this module||
Goals of module:
Students will understand the basic concepts of biomedical signal processing. They will use EEG
analysis tools interactively and independently and will understand the complete chain of EEG
analysis steps, from data import to the illustration of results. They will be able to use open
source tools for EEG analysis and apply theoretical knowledge to practical problems of
++ Neuropsychological / neurophysiological knowledge
++ experimental methods
++ statistics & scientific programming
++ ethics / good scientific practice / professional behavior
+ group work
+ project & time management
Students will acquire specific knowledge about neurophysiology and neuroanatomy, learn the
fundamental concepts of multi-channel EEG analysis, and acquire hands-on skills in using
EEGLAB, an open-source software toolbox for advanced EEG analysis.
Part 1: Neurophysiology and neuroanatomy (lecture): winter
Neurophysiology, EEG, EMG, ECG
Time-domain and frequency-domain analysis methods
Part 2: EEG recording and analysis (seminar): winter
Recording and analysis of biomedical signals
Averaging, filtering, signal-to-noise
Topographical EEG analysis
Part 3: EEG analysis with Matlab (seminar): summer
EEGLAB file I/O, data structure and scripting
Preprocessing, artefact rejection and artefact correction
Event-related potentials, topographical mapping and power spectra
Illustration of results
|Language of instruction||English|
|Duration (semesters)||2 Semester|
|Module frequency||The module will start every winter term.|
|Module capacity||18 (
The lecture is not restricted.)
PLEASE NOTE: We strongly recommend to take either psy170, psy270, psy280, or psy220 to gain methodological competencies (EEG, fMRI, TBS, HCI) that are needed for most practical projects and Master's theses!
|Modullevel / module level||MM (Mastermodul / Master module)|
|Modulart / typ of module||Wahlpflicht / Elective|
|Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method||Part 1: lecture; Part 2 and 3: seminars|
|Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge|
|Course type||Comment||SWS||Frequency||Workload of compulsory attendance|
2 semester hours per week in first half of the winter term.
2 semester hours per week in second half of the winter term. 2 semester hours per week in summer term.
|3||SuSe and WiSe||42|
|Total time of attendance for the module||56 h|
|Examination||Time of examination||Type of examination|
|Final exam of module||
exam period at the end of the summer term
The module will be tested with a written exam of 2 h duration.
Required active participation for gaining credits:
recording of electroencephalographic data
attendance of at least 70% in the seminars (use attendance sheet that will be handed out in the beginning of the term).