In the BrAIn Lab, we study how people perform actions alone and together with other people. Current projects focus primarily on joint actions, in which two or more people coordinate their actions to achieve a shared goal, such as a musical duet, a conversation, or moving a couch from point A to point B. The links below provide more information about the types of questions we’re currently investigating.
One of the main tools we use in our research is electroencephalography (EEG). We are currently using mobile EEG systems to measure brain activity outside the lab. This allows us to investigate our research questions in real-world settings. For example, we are working with the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra to record performers’ brain activity during live music performance. We are also collaborating with other researchers at the University of Saskatchewan, including Dr. José Tellez Zenteno and Dr. Megan O’Connell, to investigate whether mobile EEG systems can aid diagnosis of disorders such as epilepsy and dementia in rural and remote locations.