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Thirty-first EEGLAB Workshop


We have carefully considered all possible solutions and decided to postpone the workshop until 2021. Exact dates for the workshop are being identified and we will update information as soon as possible. We are sincerely sorry about the current situation. Thank you for your interest in our initiative and your patience at the registration stage. All registered participants have a guaranteed spot at the workshop in 2021. We also give you a chance to update or completely re-do your submission. All received registration fees will be returned to your account within two weeks. If you do not receive your payment by that time, please let us know.

We sincerely wish you the best health and hope to meet all of you in Lublin..

The 31st EEGLAB Workshop will take place at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin in Lublin, Poland, about 3 hour by train from Warsaw. Participants will be expected to bring laptops with Matlab installed so as to be able to participate in the practical sessions. The tutorial workshop will introduce and demonstrate the use of the EEGLAB software environment and EEGLAB-linked tools for performing advanced analysis of EEG and related data, with detailed method expositions and practical exercises. There will be a poster session for participants and an excursion.

The workshop has been under the patronage of the Polish Neuroscience Society (PTBUN) and Advances in Cognitive Psychology.

Registration and cost

Space at the workshop is limited to about 40 participants. Participants will be accepted based on their academic background, motivation and submission for the poster session.

To reimburse travel expenses of Workshop faculty and facilities rental, costs for the workshop will be as follows:

Registration cost is 300 Euros for students and post-docs, 350 Euros for faculty and other professional. The registration costs includes conference space rental, all coffee breaks, and a short excursion.

Registration: Registration are now closed and will be reopened in 2021.

Call for papers: During the EEGlab Workshop in Lublin a poster session will be held. We offer the possibility of publishing abstracts of presentations in Advances in Cognitive Psychology – a scientific journal (IF 2018: 1.432) devoted primarily to the study of perception, language processing, attention, memory, and cognition. The journal’s broad focus encompasses the behavioral, cognitive, and brain sciences. Additionally, selected authors may be invited to contribute to special issue of ACP journal. On the basis of the submitted abstracts, the editor will ask to prepare manuscripts compliant with the requirements of the journal. If the manuscript passes the merit assessment by the reviewers, it will be accepted for publication in a special issue see more. For more information, contact Dariusz Zapała at .

Warning: This workshop is not aimed for real beginners in EEG and Matlab - such persons would be wasting much of their time. Some parts of the workshop are fairly technical. The main topics will be advanced methods for analyzing EEG and allied behavioral data, methods including spectral decomposition, independent component analysis, inverse source analysis, information flow, etc.. Some other parts of the workshop will require basic Matlab scripting capabilities. Some basic web resources for learning Matlab are discussed below. Beginners may also gain experience using Matlab by applying the steps discussed in the EEGLAB wiki tutorial to the sample dataset which you can freely download.

Accommodation and travel

Participants may fly directly to Lublin Airport or may fly to Warsaw Chopin Airport and take the train/bus from Warsaw to Lublin (travel information).

We do not provide accommodation booking services for participants, but we do offer a discount code for the Hotel Mercure Lublin Centrum (discount information).

Relevant reading material

The EEGLAB graphic interface is built using the powerful Matlab scripting language. Enjoying the full capabilities of EEGLAB for building macro commands and performing custom and automated processing requires basic knowledge of how to manipulate EEGLAB data structures in Matlab. Because of time constraints, we will NOT provide an introduction to Matlab scripting. Instead, attendees must familiarize themselves with Matlab before coming to the workshop.

New users of Matlab: We recommend running the following demos and reading these help sections:

After opening the Matlab desktop, select menu item "Help Demos" and run the following demos. Note that while a 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. If you do not use Matlab regularly, we encourage you to watch these demos, read these sections, and practice using the skills they introduce over several days.

If you do not have access to the Matlab demos, here is a short online introduction to Matlab (recommended pages, 1 to 12)

IMPORTANT NOTE: A portion of the workshop will be dedicated to writing EEGLAB scripts -- Not being able to understand Matlab syntax will mean you will miss out on a large portion of the workshop.

EEGLAB WIKI: Refer to the EEGLAB tutorial wiki for additional help.

Material for the working (including EEGLAB) will be made available on USB keys during the workshop. Presentation slides will be made available during the workshop. You only need to bring to the workshop a laptop with Matlab installed.

Important papers describing EEGLAB processing:

Delorme, A., Makeig, S. EEGLAB: an open source toolbox for analysis of single-trial EEG dynamics including independent component analysis. J Neurosci Methods. 2004; Mar 15; 134(1):9-21.

Makeig, S., Debener, S., Onton, J., Delorme, A. Mining event-related brain dynamics. Trends Cogn Sci. 2004; May; 8(5):204-10.

Jung, TP, Makeig, S, Westerfield, M, Townsend, J, Courchesne, E, Sejnowski, TJ. Analysis and visualizaion of single-trial event-related potentials. Human Brain Mapping. 2001; 14(3), 166-185.

Delorme, A., Palmer, J. Oostenveld, R., Onton, J., Makeig, S. Independent components of EEG data are dipolar. PLoS ONE. 2012. i7(2):e30135.

Delorme, A., Sejnowski, T., Makeig, S. Improved rejection of artifacts from EEG data using high-order statistics and independent component analysis. Neuroimage. 2007; 34, 1443-1449.

Onton J, Delorme, A., Makeig, S. Frontal midline EEG dynamics during working memory. NeuroImage. 2005;27, 341-356

MATLAB support

MathWorks is pleased to provide a special license to workshop participants to use for the Hands-On Seminar. This is a limited license for the duration of the workshop and is intended to be used only for course work and not for government, research, commercial, or other organization use. The EEGLAB team thanks Vijay Iyer, Neuroscience Community Liaison at MathWorks for bringing this support from MathWorks to the workshop. License information coming soon.

Workshop Program (with corresponding PDFs)

Purple lettering = lecture
Orange lettering = tutorial

Monday, June 15th

18:00 – 20:00 -- On site registration

Tuesday, June 16th

Overview and ICA Theory/Practice
9:00 – 10:15 -- Mining event-related brain dynamics I (Scott Makeig)
10:15 – 10:45 -- EEGLAB overview (Arnaud Delorme)
-- Break--
11:00 – 11:45 -- ICA theory (Scott Makeig)
11:45 – 13:00 -- Data import, Artifact rejection (TBD)
13:00-14:15 -- Lunch
ICA and time-frequency
14:15 – 15:15 -- ICA decomposition practicum (TBD)
15:15 – 15:45 -- Bootstrapping ICA and using PCA before ICA (TBD)
-- Break--
16:00 – 17:00 -- Time-frequency decompositions: Theory and practice (TBD)
17:00 – 17:30 -- Phase amplitude coupling (TBD)

Wednesday, June 17th

Group analysis and ICA clustering in EEGLAB
9:00 - 9:45 -- Why cluster ICA components? (Scott Makeig)
9:45 - 10:45 -- Bootstrap and correction for multiple comparisons (TBD)
-- Break--
11:00 - 11:45 -- Creating a STUDY and STUDY design - plotting and computing statistics in channels (Arnaud Delorme)
11:45 - 13:00 -- ICA component clustering and plotting (Arnaud Delorme)
13:00-14:15 -- Lunch
Source information flow
14:15 – 15:45 -- Source information flow and Granger-Causal modeling tools (TBD)
-- Break--
16:00 – 17:30 -- SIFT toolbox: practicum (TBD)
Participant poster session
17:30 – 19:30 -- Participants bring their poster to discuss
19:45 -- banquet in Hotel Mercure Lublin Centrum (included in registration)

Thursday, June 18th

Source Localization
9:00 – 10:00 -- Forward and inverse models - the Dipfit tools (Scott Makeig)
10:00 – 10:45 -- Using the Dipfit plugin of EEGLAB (Arnaud Delorme)
-- Break--
11:00 - 15:30 -- group excursion with lunch in The Open Air Village Museum in Lublin
General Linear Modeling
15:30 – 17:30 -- Theory and practice of applying general linear models to EEG data using the LIMO EEGLAB plug-in (TBD)

Friday, June 19th

9:00 – 10:45 -- Mining event-related brain dynamics II (Scott Makeig)
-- Break--
11:00 – 12:30 -- Practicum, small group projects
12:30 – 13:00 -- Participant project presentations and general discussion
13:00 - 14:15 -- Lunch