Ninth EEGLAB Workshop, Newcastle, Australia

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9th EEGLAB Workshop
Newcastle, Australia
Nov 25–Nov 27, 2009

(Preceeding the 19th Australasian Psychophysiology Society Conference)


Maps and Directions

Maps of Newcastle:

Map of the university campus:

We will be in the CT building (map ref D5), Room 304

Bus routes 100, 104, 225 and 226 run between the University (campus map reference C5) and the city centre. Buses operate on a time-based fare (1hr: $3.20, 4hrs: $6.20, or all day $9.50). For timetables and routes see

Note that Warabrook station (campus map reference O15) requires a 15-20min walk to the conference venue buildings. For timetables see the CityRail website

Parking is available at the University (campus map reference C5) for $4 a day Monday - Friday 8am-6pm, and is free after hours and on weekends.

Workshop Program

Purple lettering = lecture
Orange lettering = tutorial

Wednesday, Nov 25

7:30 - 8:30 am Check-in open
8:30 – 9:30 am   -- Mining event-related brain dynamics I   (Scott Makeig)
9:30 – 10:00 am -- EEGLAB overview   (Julie Onton)
-- Break  (10:00-10:30) --
10:30 – 11:00 am  -- Data import and channel analysis   (Julie Onton)
11:15 – 12:00 pm -- ICA theory   (Tzyy-Ping Jung)
-- 12:00-1:00 Lunch --
1:00 – 1:30 pm -- Artifact rejection and running ICA   (Julie Onton)
2:00 – 2:30 pm -- Time-frequency decompositions   (Tzyy-Ping Jung)
-- Break (2:30-3:00) --
3:00– 3:30 pm -- Evaluating ICA components   (Julie Onton)
4:00 – 5:00 pm -- Bootstrap statistics   (Tzyy-Ping Jung)
7:30 pm -- EEGLAB Dinner (Benjamas Thai, 100 Darby St, Cooks Hill. Not included in registration.)  

Thursday, Nov 26

8:30 – 9:00 am -- Basic scripting using EEGLAB “history”  (Julie Onton)
9:30 – 10:00 am – Forward and inverse models   (Tzyy-Ping Jung)
-- Break (10:00-10:30) --
10:30 – 11:00 am -- Dipole modeling with the DIPFIT plugin   (Julie Onton)
11:30 – 12:00 pm -- ICA applications   (Julie Onton)
-- 12:00-1:00 Lunch --
1:00– 1:45 pm -- Advanced IC analysis (Julie Onton)
1:45 – 2:30 pm -- IC Clustering   (Julie Onton)
-- Break (2:30-3:00) --
3:00 – 3:30 am -- Introduction to the STUDY gui   (Julie Onton)
3:30 – 5:00 pm – Plot and edit clusters   (Julie Onton)  

Friday, Nov 27

8:30– 9:15 am – Build a STUDY   (Julie Onton)
9:15 – 10:00 am -- STUDY analysis   (Julie Onton)
-- Break (10:00-10:30) --
10:30– 12:00 pm – Group research (Datasets provided)
-- 12:00-1:00 Lunch --
1:00–3:00 pm – Group research, cont'd
3:00–4:00 pm – Group research reports and discussion
4:00 – 4:45 am -- Mining event-related brain dynamics II   (Scott Makeig)
4:45 – 5:00 pm -- Discussion with Scott online
-- Workshop close --
6:30–8:30pm – Welcome Reception (Newcastle Surf Life Saving Club)

Matlab and matrix introductory reading material:

EEGLAB graphic interface is built on top of the powerful Matlab scripting language. Enjoying the full capabilities of EEGLAB for building macro commands and performing custom and automated processing requires the ability to manipulate EEGLAB data structures in Matlab. Because of time constrains, we will NOT provide an introduction to the Matlab language. Instead users need to familiarize themselves with Matlab prior to the workshop. Users of Matlab 7: we recommend running the following demos and reading the following help sections.

After opening the Matlab desktop, select menu item "Help Demos" and run the following demos. Note that while the demo is running, you can retype the text (or copy it) to the main Matlab window:

Mathematics - Basic Matrix Operations
Mathematics - Matrix manipulations
Graphics - 2-D Plots
Programming - Manipulating Multidimentional arrays
Programming - Structures

In the Help Content, read and practice at least the following sections:

Getting Started - Matrices and Arrays - Matrices and Magic squares
Getting Started - Matrices and Arrays - Expressions
Getting Started - Matrices and Arrays - Working with Matrices
Getting Started - Graphics - Basic plotting functions
Getting Started - Programming - Flow Control
Getting Started - Programming - Other data structures
Getting Started - Programming - Scripts and Functions

Each section or demo (if read thoroughly) should take you about 10 minutes, for a total here of about 2 hours. We encourage you to watch these demos and read these sections over several days.

IMPORTANT NOTE: A large portion of the workshop will be dedicated to writing EEGLAB scripts, so not being able to understand Matlab syntax will result in you missing out on a large portion of the workshop.

Relevant publications using ICA/EEGLAB

Material to Download

If you are using your own laptop, please install the latest version of EEGLAB:

Latest EEGLAB version here:

Tutorial scripts Download scripts for certain tutorial sessions with scripting components.

Tutorial slides Download the PDFs of the tutorial lectures here.

ICA theory Tzyy-Ping's FIRST lecture on ICA theory.

Time-frequency transforms Tzyy-Ping's SECOND lecture on time-frequency analysis.

Bootstrap statistics Tzyy-Ping's THIRD lecture on bootstrap statistics.

Single-subject tutorial data sets (157 Mb) This dataset will be used for the first few Tutorial sessions.

EEGLAB STUDY with 13 subjects (2.3 GB) This is a VERY large file and may fail the first few times you try. Make sure you have a fast and reliable internet connection before attempting this download.

You will also be able to download all presented material from this site during and after the workshop, so don't panic if you can't download it before the workshop starts.