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The MPI EEG labs

Our on-site EEG labs were built in 2008 (room 146/147) and 2015 (room A107 in the new wing). Here are our labs' major features:

  • Four combinable 32-channel BrainAmps DC amplifiers, ActiCap active electrode systems with EasyCap-manufactured MPI custom 36-, 64- and 128-electrode montages, as well as ActiCap standard 10-20 montages, an additional biosignal amplifier (BP ExG), and Brain Vision Recorder software.
  • Fully shielded soundproof experiment rooms with climate-control, adjustable color-mixture lighting system, and high-quality video-monitoring and -recording of the participant.
  • Brain Vision Analyzer for standard ERP analysis, FieldTrip for more advanced analyses (e.g., time-frequency, coherence, and statistical cluster randomization tests)
  • Stimuli presented with Presentation coupled to high-quality audio and video display equipment
  • Eye tracking facilities (EyeLink 1000) for simultaneous EEG and eye movement recording.

MPI EEG-lab overviewAn overview picture of the lab, seen from the control room, with a participant sitting in the experiment room.

For more pictures and a (participant-oriented) description of the standard lab procedure, look here.


Lab managing researcher:Monique Flecken (

Lab technical support:Johan Weustink (


EEG-lab openingThe official opening of the first on-site EEG lab, by Neurobiology of Language Dept. director Peter Hagoort, December 19, 2008.





The official opening of the second EEG lab took place on June 10, 2015 by Her Royal Highness Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands.



Original lab development team:

  • Jos van Berkum (user input during development)
  • Johan Weustink (technical infrastructure)
  • Erik van den Boogert (technical infrastructure, DI-CCN)
  • Petra van Alphen, Dieuwke de Goede, Emma Mulder (styling)



Last checked 2018-08-02 by Monique Flecken
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The Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics is an institute of the German Max Planck Society. Our mission is to undertake basic research into the psychological,social and biological foundations of language. The goal is to understand how our minds and brains process language, how language interacts with other aspects of mind, and how we can learn languages of quite different types.

The institute is situated on the campus of the Radboud University. We participate in the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, and have particularly close ties to that institute's Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging. We also participate in the Centre for Language Studies. A joint graduate school, the IMPRS in Language Sciences, links the Donders Institute, the CLS and the MPI.



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