EEG Compression And Pructural Priming

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As previously mentioned, in addition to the structural priming paradigm, the proposed study will make use of the measurement of event-related potentials via EEG. In order to measure the potentials accurately, there needs to be a starting point for which to begin the EEG measurements. Peter Hagoort (2008) suggests that the EEG measurement for an experiment measuring the P600, such as the proposed study, should begin at the final word of the sentence. However, I disagree with this idea, and side more so with researchers such as Clare Stroud and Colin Phillips (2010). They completed a similar study to the proposed one, but in Spanish, and began the EEG recording at the point that the participants heard the Spanish indicator of a passive of active sentence, “fue” and “estaba” respectively. Following this model, I would begin the EEG in the priming condition when the participants heard the word “was” + past-tense verb, which is an indicator in English that the …show more content…
In calculating and examining the event-related potentials, EEG data is to be averaged for the critical word for each electrode position. In the proposed study, “was” + a past-tense verb serves as the critical word. This data will be examined for the baseline and priming task conditions in the time window of -200 ms to 1000 ms relative to the critical word phrase (Regel et al., 2014). The inclusion of the time frame -200 ms to 0 ms will allow for baseline measures for reference when the P600 response is later examined. The measures include the time range of up to 100 ms, as the effects of the P600 are often still seen around 900 ms. Figure 5 shows the prediction for the averaged P600 response using the example sentence of “the ball was kicked by the

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