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EEG Reading Group

The group will meet on Wednesdays at 12.15 in Hus 1 1.217 (Spring 2020).

*** All are welcome! ***

The reading group will be on hiatus until further notice due to the closure of the university.  We have now finished the Luck List and are now moving on to reading papers that are more specifically related to Language.  To participate in the discussion we strongly recommend you to look at the corresponding readings in advance.  Send an email to gillian.ramchand@uit.no if you would like an electronic copy of this week’s reading.


Elmer, S., Meyer, M., & Jancke, L. (2010). Simultaneous interpreters as a model for neuronal adaptation in the domain of language processing. Brain Research, 1317, 147-156.

 Cyma Van Petten, Barbara J. Luka (2012) Prediction during language comprehension: Benefits, costs, and ERP components, International Journal of Psychophysiology, Volume 83, Issue 2, 176-190

 Hagoort P., Hald L., Bastiaansen M., Petersson K. M. (2004) Integration of word meaning and world knowledge in language comprehension. Science 304: 438–441

 DeLong, K.A., Urbach, T.P., & Kutas, M. (2005). Probabilistic word pre-activation during language comprehension inferred from electrical brain activity. Nature Neuroscience,
8(8), 1117–1121.

We have read through the ten papers at the end of Ch. 1 of An Introduction to the Event-Related Potential Technique, a book by Steven J. Luck. The list is entitled Top Ten Papers Every New ERP Researcher Should Read (see the full list below):

Donchin, E. (1979). Event-related brain potentials: A tool in the study of human information processing. In H. Begleiter (Ed.), Evoked Brain Potentials and Behavior (pp. 13–88). New York: Plenum Press.

Donchin, E. (1981). Surprise! … Surprise? Psychophysiology, 18, 493–513.

Donchin, E., & Heffley, E. F., III. (1978). Multivariate analysis of event-related potential data: A tutorial review. In D. Otto (Ed.), Multidisciplinary Perspectives in Event-Related Brain Potential Research (pp. 555–572). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Groppe, D. M., Urbach, T. P., & Kutas, M. (2011). Mass univariate analysis of event-related brain potentials/fields I: A critical tutorial review. Psychophysiology, 48, 1711–1725.

Hillyard, S. A., & Kutas, M. (1983). Electrophysiology of cognitive processing. Annual Review of Psychology, 34, 33–61.

Kappenman, E. S., & Luck, S. J. (2012). ERP components: The ups and downs of brainwave recordings. In S. J. Luck & E. S. Kappenman (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of ERP Components (pp. 3–30). New York: Oxford University Press.

Keil, A., Debener, S., Gratton, G., Junhöfer, M., Kappenman, E. S., Luck, S. J., Luu, P., Miller, G., & Yee, C. M. (in press). Publication guidelines and recommendations for studies using electroencephalography and magnetoencephalog- raphy. Psychophysiology.

Kiesel, A., Miller, J., Jolicoeur, P., & Brisson, B. (2008). Measurement of ERP latency differences: A comparison of single-participant and jackknife-based scoring methods. Psychophysiology, 45, 250–274.

Kutas, M., & Dale, A. (1997). Electrical and magnetic readings of mental functions. In M. D. Rugg (Ed.), Cognitive Neuroscience. Studies in Cognition (pp. 197–242). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Woldorff, M. (1993). Distortion of ERP averages due to overlap from temporally adjacent ERPs: Analysis and correc- tion. Psychophysiology, 30, 98–119.

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