The ERP Boot Camp

The UC-Davis ERP Boot Camp is an NIH-funded 10-day summer workshop that is held each year at the UC-Davis Center for Mind & Brain. It includes lectures by several ERP experts, structured discussions, and individual consultations with experts. Cortech Solutions has contributed resources to help make the ERP Boot Camps successful and sustainable.

Boot Camp topics include:

  • Where do ERPs come from? What do they mean?
  • The design and interpretation of ERP experiments
  • Setting up and running an ERP lab
  • EEG data acquisition
  • Filtering, artifact rejection, and artifact correction
  • Measuring and analyzing ERP components
  • Time-frequency analysis

The ERP Boot Camp also focuses on the use of ERPs in several research areas, including:

  • Attention, emotion, memory, language, and cognitive control
  • Aging, dementia, and brain damage
  • Schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders
  • Cognitive development

The boot camp consists of lectures on these topics, accompanied by discussions of classic and contemporary ERP papers. We also provide opportunities to meet individually with ERP experts, who can provide personalized advice and information.

Participants at previous Boot Camps have come from around the world and have ranged from beginning graduate students to full professors. They have included psychologists, neuroscientists, psychiatrists, neurologists, and speech pathologists. The organizers encourage the participation of individuals from underrepresented groups.

To learn more about the ERP Boot Camp, visit the website at

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