Using EEG to study the temporal dynamics of cognitive processes such as cognitive control, attention and observational learning

Project Details


At current, the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel does not possess functional facilities for conducting Electroencephalography (EEG) research. This renders us the only Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences in Belgium without EEG facilities. At the Cognitive Psychology Research Group we are conducting several EEG studies, many of which funded by the FWO. However, in order to be able to conduct these studies, we are obliged to rely on other universities who do possess EEG facilities. This exceptional situation is time and means consuming.
Furthermore, it limits our opportunities to establish and extend independent neuroscientific research at our Faculty and to progress within this methodological domain. Due to our inexistent neuropsychological facilities, our research consequently often stays limited to behavioral studies, which seriously hampers our research potential. Our dependence on other universities also implies that all output based on EEG studies is dependent on external partners. This limits our ability to conduct research on a competitive level, both nationally and internationally. Given the steep increase in research projects with a strong EEG focus in our lab, the urgency to create up-to-date EEG facilities within our own Faculty is high. To provide support for our dire need for EEG facilities, this project describes the current and planned EEG studies within the COPS lab of the VUB.
Short title or EU acronymFWO Research Grant
Effective start/end date1/01/1831/12/18

Flemish discipline codes

  • General psychology not elsewhere classified


  • psychology
  • pedagogy
  • didactics
  • social work