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Thirty-third EEGLAB Workshop

Lublin, Poland - 12-16 of September 2022 The 33rd EEGLAB Workshop will take place at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin in Lublin, Poland, about 2-hour by train from Warsaw. Participants will be expected to bring laptops with MATLAB installed so as to be able to participate in the practical sessions. The tutorial workshop will introduce and demonstrate the use of the EEGLAB software environment and EEGLAB-linked tools for performing advanced analysis of EEG and related data, with detailed method expositions and practical exercises. There will be a poster session for participants and an excursion.

The workshop has been under the patronage of the Polish Neuroscience Society (PTBUN) and Advances in Cognitive Psychology.

Registration and cost

Space at the workshop is limited to about 40 to 50 participants. Participants will be accepted based on their academic background, motivation and submission for the poster session.

To reimburse travel expenses of Workshop faculty and facilities rental, costs for the workshop will be as follows:

Registration cost is 300 Euros for students and post-docs, 350 Euros for faculty and other professional. The registration costs includes conference space rental, all coffee breaks, and a short excursion.

Registration: Please complete this form) by May 31.

Call for papers: During the EEGLAB Workshop in Lublin a poster session will be held. We offer the possibility of publishing abstracts of presentations in Advances in Cognitive Psychology – a scientific journal (IF-5 years =: 1.262) devoted primarily to the study of perception, language processing, attention, memory, and cognition. The journal’s broad focus encompasses the behavioral, cognitive, and brain sciences. Additionally, selected authors may be invited to contribute to special issue of ACP journal. On the basis of the submitted abstracts, the editor will ask to prepare manuscripts compliant with the requirements of the journal. If the manuscript passes the merit assessment by the reviewers, it will be accepted for publication in a special issue see more. For more information, contact Emilia Zabielska-Mendyk at ezabiela@gmail.com

Warning: This workshop is not aimed for real beginners in EEG and MATLAB - such persons would be wasting much of their time. Some parts of the workshop are fairly technical. The main topics will be advanced methods for analyzing EEG and allied behavioral data, methods including spectral decomposition, independent component analysis, inverse source analysis, information flow, etc.. Some other parts of the workshop will require basic MATLAB scripting capabilities. Some basic web resources for learning MATLAB are discussed below. Beginners may also gain experience using MATLAB by applying the steps discussed in the EEGLAB wiki tutorial to the sample dataset which you can freely download.

Accommodation and travel

Participants may fly directly to Lublin Airport or may fly to Warsaw Chopin Airport and take the train or bus from Warsaw to Lublin.

We do not provide accommodation booking services for participants, but here you can find recommended accommodation options in Lublin.

MATLAB tutorial

IMPORTANT NOTE: A portion of the workshop will be dedicated to writing EEGLAB scripts – Not being able to understand MATLAB syntax will mean you will miss out on a large portion of the workshop.

If you are new to MATLAB or need a refresher please consult the material on the Getting started with MATLAB page

MATLAB support

MathWorks is pleased to provide a special license to workshop participants to use for the Hands-On Seminar. This is a limited license for the duration of the workshop and is intended to be used only for course work and not for government, research, commercial, or other organization use. The EEGLAB team thanks Vijay Iyer, Neuroscience Community Liaison at MathWorks for bringing this support from MathWorks to the workshop. License information coming soon.

Workshop Program (with corresponding PDFs)

Material for the working (including EEGLAB) will be made available on USB keys during the workshop. Presentation slides will be made available during the workshop. You only need to bring to the workshop a laptop with MATLAB installed.

Purple lettering = lecture Orange lettering = tutorial

Monday, September 12th 18:00 – 20:00 – On site registration

Tuesday, September 13th

Overview and ICA Theory/Practice

  • 9:00 – 10:15 – Mining event-related brain dynamics I (Scott Makeig)

  • 10:15 – 10:45 – EEGLAB overview (Arnaud Delorme)

  • Break

  • 11:00 – 11:45 – ICA theory (Scott Makeig)

  • 11:45 – 13:00 – Data import, Artifact rejection (TBD)

  • 13:00-14:15 – Lunch

ICA and time-frequency

  • 14:15 – 15:15 – ICA decomposition practicum (TBD)

  • 15:15 – 15:45 – Bootstrapping ICA and using PCA before ICA (TBD)

  • Break

  • 16:00 – 17:00 – Time-frequency decompositions: Theory and practice (TBD)

  • 17:00 – 17:30 – Phase amplitude coupling (TBD)

Wednesday, September 14th

Group analysis and ICA clustering in EEGLAB

  • 9:00 - 9:45 – Why cluster ICA components? (Scott Makeig)

  • 9:45 - 10:45 – Bootstrap and correction for multiple comparisons (TBD)

  • Break

  • 11:00 - 11:45 – Creating a STUDY and STUDY design - plotting and computing statistics in channels (Arnaud Delorme)

  • 11:45 - 13:00 – ICA component clustering and plotting (Arnaud Delorme)

  • 13:00-14:15 – Lunch

Source information flow

  • 14:15 – 15:45 – Source information flow and Granger-Causal modeling tools (TBD)

  • Break

  • 16:00 – 17:30 – SIFT toolbox: practicum (TBD)

Participant poster session

  • 17:30 – 19:30 – Participants bring their poster to discuss

  • 19:45 – banquet in Hotel Mercure Lublin Centrum (included in registration)

Thursday, September 15th

Source Localization

  • 9:00 – 10:00 – Forward and inverse models - the Dipfit tools (Scott Makeig)

  • 10:00 – 10:45 – Using the Dipfit plugin of EEGLAB (Arnaud Delorme)

  • Break

  • 11:00 - 15:30 – group excursion with lunch in The Open Air Village Museum in Lublin

General Linear Modeling

  • 15:30 – 17:30 – Theory and practice of applying general linear models to EEG data using the LIMO EEGLAB plugin (TBD)

Friday, September 16th

  • 9:00 – 10:45 – Mining event-related brain dynamics II (Scott Makeig)

  • Break

  • 11:00 – 12:30 – Practicum, small group projects

  • 12:30 – 13:00 – Participant project presentations and general discussion

  • 13:00 - 14:15 – Lunch

Further reading

You can consult a list of relevant EEGLAB papers here