Tasks and Tools

Mobile & In-home EEG Data Collection for Pediatric Populations

As a part of the Baby's First Years project, we successfully collected over 400 in-home, mobile infant EEGs. As a result of this timely endeavor, we published a manuscript (link) and created a number of resources available for the scientific community including:

  1. How to standardize the home recording environment - Figure 1 in manuscript - Link

  2. FAQs for parents about EEG - Link

  3. Certification exam for mobile EEG data collectors - Link

  4. Code for split-half reliability of EEG - Link

  5. Data tracking spreadsheet - Link

  6. miniMADE: Analysis code for low-density and mobile EEG - link

  7. Consent videos for EEG (Available in English and Spanish for research purposes only -- available upon reasonable request)

  8. Entertaining, wordless resting EEG videos (Available in English and Spanish for research purposes only -- available upon reasonable request)

BONUS: My talk for NIH on on future innovations for EEG processing and analysis is available here.

100 Days of Writing

A tool I use to hold myself accountable for writing is to track if I write at least an hour a day over 100 days (not counting weekends, since breaks can be important). I do this by keeping track on a sticker chart (a true developmentalist at heart) and in an SPSS/Excel document. Each hour, I make a goal, block most of the internet, and track my progress. I hope this works as well for you as it does for me!

Writing Template with dates (June-October)

Writing Template without dates

Writing Log (SPSS document)

Writing Log (Excel document)

My Stickers (full disclosure, these were just left over from my dissertation)

Other tasks and tools available by email:

  • A folder of social and emotional development syllabi (including my own) - LINK

  • ERP-friendly AX-CPT for young children and adults

  • ERP-friendly Flanker for young children

  • ERP-friendly Go/Nogo for young children

  • Code to remove infant naps from LENA data

  • Video to keep infants entertained while collecting baseline EEG

  • Protocols on how to collect baseline EEG from infants using mobile EEG

Helpful tools that I use or intend to use (NOT made by me, not responsible for content):