Healthy participants for an EEG study on grammar processing in Norwegian.

This study is part of a larger project that investigates morphosyntactic processing in healthy adults and people with aphasia. The project is led by researcher Valantis Fyndanis.

Woman wearing an EEG cap. Photo.

Photo: Nadia Frantsen/UiO.

In the current study, we explore how neurologically healthy Norwegians process aspects of grammar in real time. 

Participants

We are currently looking for participants who:

  • Are between 18 and 70 years old
  • Have Norwegian as their first language
  • Are right handed
  • Have normal vision (glasses are ok, as long as your vision is normal when you wear them)

People with a neurological diagnosis or other neurological problems (e.g. due to head injury or similar), language impairment or dyslexia cannot participate in this study.

What does participation entail?

Participants in this project are asked to fill out a questionnaire and participate in an experiment using EEG. EEG (electroencephalography) is done using a cap with electrodes. The participant wears this cap while performing a simple task (reading words on a screen and answering simple questions about what they have read). The electrodes register electric impulses in the outer layers of the brain, making it possible to detect what causes changes in brain activity and approximately where this happens. The electrodes do not cause discomfort of any kind. In order to ensure a good connection between the electrodes and the scalp of the participant, we use a salt-water gel, and participants may want to wash their hair afterwards. We have a sink, shampoo, towel and hairdryer available for this purpose.

Duration: approximately 2 hours

Contacts

If you have questions or would like to participate, please contact research assistant Marina Chrysikopoulou (marina.chrysikopoulou@iped.uio.no).

Tags: Morphosyntactic processing, aphasia, EEG
Published Nov. 27, 2020 10:26 AM - Last modified Jan. 31, 2022 12:04 PM