Electro Encephalography (EEG)

Electroencephalography (EEG)

Electroencephalography (EEG) is an electrophysiological monitoring method to record electrical activity of the brain. It is noninvasive, with the electrodes placed along the scalp. We use EEG to assess brain activation patterns when listening to music or when playing a musical instrument. With a technique derived from EEG termed “Event–Related Potentials” we assessed brain activity while pianists were committing spontaneous errors when playing difficult piano pieces (Herrojo-Ruiz et al. 2009). Presently, we utilize EEG to assess changes in brain connectivity related to music learning.


Contact persons

  • Dr. Michael Großbach

    EDV (IMMM)

    Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media, Institute of Music Physiology and Musicians’ Medicine
    Neues Haus 1, 30175 Hannover
    Schiffgraben 48

    Phone: +49 (0)511 3100-560


Last modified: 2017-04-05

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