June 12 - 14, Wright State University hosted a Boot Camp on Event-related potentials (ERP). ERP is a form of electroencephalography (EEG) that is measured as a function of specific mental events – perceptual, cognitive, or motor. ERPs are a very useful tool to study human cognition. They are non-invasive, have a very high temporal resolution, and they can be use to pinpoint specific mental processes. ERPs are widely used as neurophysiological markers of perceptual and cognitive processes.
Dorothy Lucille Ayres, grew-up in Oakwood and was attracted to Wright State because of the university's excellent psychology program, specifically in Human Factors psychology. She said, "psychology has intrigued me ever since I was around twelve or thirteen, when I was introduced to the concept of personality psychology. I loved the idea of using science to learn more about how people work, and eventually how to use science to improve people’s lives through that knowledge".
Alumnus Nathaniel Stafford returned to Wright State on February 15th to give a research talk and to meet with students for a "Q & A" session. He is a PhD candidate in the University of New Hampshire's Department of Psychology. Stafford is studying the neurobiology of stress and resilience. His talk was titled "Ultrasonic vocalizations and stress resilience: Behavioral and neurobiological correlates".