Brain wave investigation of the neural monitoring measurement stability

Brain wave technologies allow researchers and clinicians to monitor the brain at work. Our team has developed a new technology that uses electroencephalography (EEG) to provide an online record of different brain functions in a very short period of time. The brain waves recorded by this technology may change normally as time passes and we first need to understand how this happens in a healthy individual. Thus, it is the purpose of this project to determine how the brain responses elicited by our technology change over time in order to determine which brain wave changes are within normal limits. Once we know the normal limits of brain wave changes for this technology, we can monitor individuals with brain injuries in order to see how the injury affects their brain waves (e.g., concussion). The ability to monitor the changes in brain function after injury will be critical in guiding the best treatment for recovery.

Sujoy Hajra
Faculty Supervisor: 
Dr. Carolyn Sparrey
British Columbia