Origins, History, and Use of Event-Related Potentials

For my experiment, event related potentials (a measured brain response from some form of stimuli or motor event) were to be  measured through means of electroencephalography (EEG) of patients as well as from patient data of epilepsy patients from the University of Chicago Medical Hospital. Brain activity would be recorded and bookmarked with different stimulus markers (speaking with doctors, friends, family, listening to online stimuli such as TVs or handhelds, etc). We were looking for differences in brain activity as patients interacted with online forms of stimuli in comparison to in real life ones. This meant having an in depth knowledge of cells, their excitatory stages, and potentials to understand what different signals would mean within EEG machinery and data.