MSE Research Project Database

Predicting the present

Project Leader: Hinze Hogendoorn
Staff: Anthony Burkitt
Collaborators: Dr Hinze Hogendoorn (Psychology)
Primary Contact: Dr. Hinze Hogendoorn (
Keywords: biomedical engineering; biosignals; electroencephalogram EEG; neural engineering; neuroengineering
Disciplines: Biomedical Engineering

The brain needs time to process sensory input, meaning that our conscious experience of the world is based on information that is outdated by the time we perceive it. One way that the brain might compensate for its internal delays is by prediction. This project uses time-resolved EEG recordings to study the role of anticipatory neural activity in “predicting” the present.

We are currently seeking a postgraduate (PhD) research student for this project.

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