TP-3: Magnetoencephalography (MEG): Time and Place


The purpose of the session is to introduce attendees to magnetoencephalography (MEG), and motivate discussion of potential audiology research and clinical applications. In his lecture, Dr. Kadis will review the following: – Physical origins of the signal recorded in MEG – MEG sensor technology, possible configurations, considerations – Similarities to EEG, and important differences – Source localization; combining MEG with MRI – Seminal findings in MEG hearing research Dr. Kadis will describe his research program in MEG, spanning nearly 20 years, with a particular focus on pediatric language studies, and a general paradigmatic shift from localizationist to network-based analyses and modeling.

Learning Objectives:

  • Attendees will gain basic understanding of magnetoencephalography (MEG) fundamentals, including generation of the neuromagnetic signal, instrumentation and recording principles, and source analytic techniques
  • Learn about clinical applications for MEG, with a particular focus on paediatric language mapping in children undergoing neurosurgery for intractable epilepsy
  • Learn about recent and ongoing MEG studies relevant to hearing scientists