Help us find out how language affects brain activity

Research Title: Using EEG to identify neural processing patterns in abstract and concrete nouns: can priming be reflected in neural processing during abstract and concrete cognition?

Department: School of Health Sciences and Social Work (SHSSW)

This study is concerned with how the brain processes language, specifically abstract nouns like jealousy and courage and concrete nouns like house and cup. This is important because it can tell us which parts of the brain respond when we are reading these words and how efficiently we can process them. The study will involve the use of an Electroencephalogram (EEG) device placed on your head, a non-invasive process.

Volunteers must be:

  • Age: Over 18
  • Gender: Either
  • Staff/Student: Both

Please note there is a screening process which you need to pass in order to be eligible for the study.

More Information:

You will be thanked for your participation and will receive a treat at the study.

  • Dates: TBC
  • Duration: No more than 1 hour
  • Location: TBC

If you would like more information, contact Kevin Borrett at

For any future correspondence please email and copy in our supervisor, Kevin Borrett:

This testing has been reviewed by the Science Faculty ethics committee and been given the following ethics code: SHSSW/HC/18-1

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