EEG lab

Electrochemical processes constitute the basis of neural activity. They result in brain waves, recordable by means of electrodes placed on the surface of the skull. The advantage of this measurement technique called electroencephalography (EEG) lies in its high temporal resolution allowing for analysis of signals in millisecond-range. Additional to state-dependent activity in different cortical areas, the EEG can also detect differences in reaction to stimuli.

Our laboratory in NB2/59 comprises 256-channel EEG available as well as a Neurofeedback system enabling test persons to train the control of their brain waves.


The Institut für Neuroinformatik (INI) is a central research unit of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. We aim to understand the fundamental principles through which organisms generate behavior and cognition while linked to their environments through sensory systems and while acting in those environments through effector systems. Inspired by our insights into such natural cognitive systems, we seek new solutions to problems of information processing in artificial cognitive systems. We draw from a variety of disciplines that include experimental approaches from psychology and neurophysiology as well as theoretical approaches from physics, mathematics, electrical engineering and applied computer science, in particular machine learning, artificial intelligence, and computer vision.

Universitätsstr. 150, Building NB, Room 3/32
D-44801 Bochum, Germany

Tel: (+49) 234 32-28967
Fax: (+49) 234 32-14210