Psychology Undergraduate Research Opportunities

EEG Reading study

This project was expired on 06/30/2018


To find out about this 499 opportunity contact:

Contact name: Peiyun Zhou
Telephone: (217) 979-6666

Faculty Information

Faculty Advisor: Chantel Prat
Associate Professor
Department: Psychology
Office: Guthrie 336
Telephone: (206) 685-8610

Does faculty advisor meet with students?

If yes, how often? once a week

Direct supervisor of students:

Peiyun Zhou
Supervisor Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
Will 499 students participate in weekly or biweekly discussions sessions about research or project? Yes

Short Project Description

In this study, we will invesitgate the individual differences of readers' brain responses during normal silent reading. The undergradaute students will get the opportunity to learn how to use neuroscience methods (e.g. EEG, TMS) to collect readers' brain activities. They will also learn experimental design, survey design, data decoding, and data analysis.

Work Schedule

Min. number of hours/weekstudent must work: 6
Evenings/weekends OK? Yes
Student commitment: At least two semester

499 Responsibilities

Working with Data Working with Subjects Working with Animals/physiology
% data entry % video taping % animal care
% database management % interview subjects % animal observation
5 % encoding data % scheduling appt % surgical techniques
% library research 70 % running subjects % histology
20 % data collection % child care % laboratory protocols
    5 % recruiting subjects    


Skills / Experience Preferred

Have research experiences working with human subjects. Motivated to learn experimental and analysis methods in neuroscience.