FAQs for NEMO Study Lab Visit

An electroencephalogram (EEG) is a brain imaging technique that measures the electrical impulses from your brain using a cap with attached sensors (electrodes). EEG is non-invasive and does not put any electricity in you. It is safe for all ages.

What happens during a visit?

Your child will complete several thinking tasks designed to measure attention, problem-solving, and other thinking abilities. Most tasks will be done on a computer where the child will press a key on a button-box to indicate the correct answer. Other tasks will include handling materials at a desk. We will also record the signals coming from your child’s brain while they complete some tasks on the computer. We do this by placing a stretchy cap over your child’s head that contains many small sensors that can detect the electrical activity in different areas of the brain. Additionally, both you and your child may also complete several questionnaires. These questionnaires contain questions about behavior, emotions, and puberty.

When is the lab visit scheduled?

After the initial screening, if you are considered eligible to participate, you will be asked to complete an online questionnaire. After you complete this questionnaire and are eligible for the lab visit, our staff will contact you to schedule your one-time visit.

Where are you located?

Our lab is located on the first floor of the Psychological Sciences Building on Purdue University’s main campus. Our physical address is 703 Third Street, West Lafayette IN  47907.

Where can I park?

We have a reserved parking spot right across the street from the main entrance to the Psychological Sciences Building. You can park in Spot 25 and walk through the main doors directly across from Elliot Hall of Music. Our lab is located in the hallway on the right of the main lobby. If you walk through the double doors to this hallway, our lab is in Room 1229 on the left.

Can I bring my other children with me when we participate?

We are sorry, but our space only allows for one parent and one child to attend the onsite lab visit which lasts 3-3.5 hours.

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