Welcome to the EEG Laboratory at Queen Mary, University of London

The EEG Laboratory at QMUL is a purpose-built facility designed for the use of researchers exploring cortical brain potentials and cognition via Electroencephalography (EEG). The laboratory is locally known as the EEG Lab. The EEG Lab is located on the second floor of G.E. Fogg Building in 220A.


The EEG Laboratory is fitted with one EEG/ERP recording system. The EEG Lab uses a 64 channel Electrical Geodesics GES-300 system, which contains a Net Amps 300 amplifier. This system differs from traditional EEG systems in that rather than using metal disc electrodes and gel, the electrodes are embedded in sponges that are soaked in an electrolyte solution. The Geodesic Sensor Net (GSN) features dense-array EEG sensors held in a tension structure that stretches over the head. This high input impedance system enables quick placement of the net. An experienced researcher or technician can put the net on in 10-15 minutes. Netstation software and EEG/ERPLAB software is available for data analsysis.


The Lab is also equipped with an RF-shielded, sound attenuating booth (IAC) with a mirrored window for auditory research. A soundproof booth helps isolate your subject from background noise distractions. This is where the EGI system is located.


For stimulus presentation, the Lab uses E-Prime Extensions for Netstation and Psychtoolbox for Matlab.


Other facilities include a Physiology tool-kit for recording respiration rate, heart rate, skin conductance and EMG. The Sound booth is also fitted with speakers and a button box.

Behavioural Lab

The Behavioural Lab is where computer-based experiments are run using Psychological software tools such as E-Prime 2.0 and Psychtoolbox for Matlab. The Behavioural Lab has been established and is managed by Biological and Experimental Psychology and is open to Psychology researchers and students across QMUL.


The Behavioural Lab is located on the second floor of G.E. Fogg Building in 219B.


What is Behavioural Research?

Behavioural research is the investigation and analysis of human behaviour through observation and scientific experimentation. Many types of computational behavioural paradigms are used including decision-making, creativity, and reaction time tasks. To carry out these studies, researchers recruit students or members of the general public to participate in computer exercises and surveys.


Web Resources


The QMUL EEG Lab also provides an online resource for Lab users. The EEG Lab Wiki has information on operating protocols, data analysis techniques used in the Lab and also a troubleshooting section for any technical issues. There is also a resident Laboratory Manager for on-site support during office hours (Mon-Fri, 9-5). We also have an EEG Lab mailing list, which can be found here.

Postgraduate Opportunities

Interested in postgraduate study? Applications currently invited for a PhD. Please email your CV asap to Dr Marcus Pearce.