Implementing EEG hyperscanning setups
van den Heuvel, Marion I.
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Paulo Barraza, Guillaume Dumas, Huanhuan Liu, Gabriel Blanco-Gomez, Marion I. van den Heuvel, Martijn Baart, Alejandro Pérez, Implementing EEG hyperscanning setups, MethodsX, Volume 6, 2019, Pages 428-436, ISSN 2215-0161, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mex.2019.02.021.
Hyperscanning refers to obtaining simultaneous neural recordings from more than one person (Montage et al., 2002 ), that can be used to study interactive situations. In particular, hyperscanning with Electroencephalography (EEG) is becoming increasingly popular since it allows researchers to explore the interactive brain with a high temporal resolution. Notably, there is a 40-year gap between the first instance that simultaneous measurement of EEG activity was mentioned in the literature (Duane and Behrendt, 1965 ), and the first actual description of an EEG hyperscanning setup being implemented (Babiloni et al., 2006 ). To date, specific EEG hyperscanning devices have not yet been developed and EEG hyperscanning setups are not usually described with sufficient detail to be easily reproduced. Here, we offer a step-by-step description of solutions to many of these technological challenges. Specifically, we describe and provide customized implementations of EEG hyperscanning setups using hardware and software from different companies: Brain Products, ANT, EGI, and BioSemi.