Differences in Auditory and Visual Stimulation on Neural Activity Via EEG Archival Data

I am a rising sophomore at Northwestern University, and will be spending my summer at the Evanston campus of Northwestern conducting research on difference brain processes as they relate to different forms of stimuli. I am a Human Development & Psychological Services and Environmental Science double major, and my interests include sustainable energy, human development, and prison abolition.

First post!

Measures of electrical activity from the brain provide great insight into neural processes related to sensation and perception.  An important subset of this field of neuroscience seeks to understand how different brain processes respond to different stimuli. A frequent and ubiquitous current stimulus is the mobile phone (MP). Research in the Suzuki and Grabowecky lab in the last decade suggests pervasive influences of auditory-visual interactions on attention. This blog documents my research as I learn, analyze, and compare brain activity in response to visual and auditory stimuli from the patient’s own MP and from other sources in the room (e.g., television or computer).