Progress Report: the 256 channel electroencephalogram system for schizophrenia research

THE 256-CHANNEL ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAM SYSTEM FOR SCHIZOPHRENIA RESEARCH
2015-2016 PROGRESS REPORT
Prepared for the BC Schizophrenia Society Foundation
By the UBC Faculty of Medicine
May 2016

EEG TO ADVANCE SCHIZOPHRENIA RESEARCH AT UBC
Thanks to the support of the BC Schizophrenia Society Foundation, the UBC Faculty of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry has successfully completed the purchase and implementation of a 256-channel electroencephalogram (EEG) system to advance the Department’s schizophrenia research program. The system was ordered on June 15th and arrived at UBC on July 23rd, 2015. Dr. Todd Woodward, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Cognitive Neuroscience of Schizophrenia Laboratory, and Dr. Christine Tipper, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Scientific Director of the UBC Brain Dynamics Lab, are overseeing the setup and use of the EEG. This state-of-the-art equipment will enable UBC schizophrenia researchers and their colleagues in mind and brain health research to develop more nuanced models of the relationship between symptoms and brain function, increasing the speed with which new therapies can be developed and tested for the benefit of patients with schizophrenia and other brain disorders in British Columbia.

RESEARCH

Data collection for research started in September 2015. Four schizophrenia-related studies are currently underway, and one more will be initiated in 2016. In addition, three non-schizophrenia-related studies are planned for 2016. To date, 120 hours of research data collection on patients and healthy controls has been carried out.

[Full progress report available]


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