Neurocognitive Unit

The Neurocognitive unit (NCU) was established in 1999. It is located in the Oulu University Hospital and funded by the University of Oulu (Logopedics) and the Oulu University Hospital (Clinical Neurophysiology).

Primary research methods used in the NCU are event-related potentials (ERPs), which are measured using electroencephalography (EEG). The method can be used to measure electrical activity of the brain during ongoing neuronal processes activated by a specific stimulus or an event. We also use behavioral measures in addition to ERPs. Furthermore we use EEG/ ERP data analyses, including the use of f.ex. principal component analysis, independent component analysis (ICA) and time-frequency analyses.

Our collaborators are the University of Jyväskylä (Psychology), the Cognitive Brain Research Unit (CBRU, University of Helsinki) and the University of Turku (Logopedics).

Our laboratory is equipped with BrainVision Brain Amp (64 channels) amplifier and BrainVision actiCAP (Ag/AgCl sensors). EEG is recorded with BrainVision Recorder and analyzed with BrainVision Analyzer 2.0 and BESA Research 6.0. See more details from manufacturers’ sites: