Investigation of neural monitoring using electroencephalography (EEG) and magnetoencephalography (MEG)

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 previous MITACS funded work is characterizing the variation in brain waves in healthy individuals. In the current study we want to expand our findings into patient groups and new imaging technologies. First, individuals with brain injury will be monitored to determine how brain responses elicited by our technology change over time compared to healthy individuals. EEG and magnetoencephalography (MEG) data will be collected simultaneously in healthy individuals over time for better characterization of brain wave changes. Subsequently, advanced signal analyses will then be used to observe brain wave frequencies in healthy individuals using both EEG and MEG data. The ability to monitor the changes in brain function after injury will be critical in guiding the best treatment for recovery.

Sujoy Hajra & TBD
Faculty Supervisor: 
Dr. Carolyn Sparrey
British Columbia