Students who are interested in cognitive neuroscience have a variety of research tools at their disposal. The Psychology Department maintains six general purpose cognitive psychology research stations, each equipped with E-Prime laboratory software, Matlab, and the SPSS statistical analysis package. All of the research stations can be equipped with portable Biopac psychophysiological measurement systems. One lab is also equipped with more powerful equipment to measure muscle activity (EMG), skin temperature, and skin conductance (EDA).
The centerpiece of the facility is a 24-channel Electroencephlogram (EEG) data acquisition system from Sensorium Inc. Work in the lab is conducted by teams of undergraduate researchers under the direction of Professors Emily Skow and Don Evans. Undergraduates are involved in all phases of the lab activity including identifying and planning projects, running data collection sessions, preparing and analyzing the data and writing and presenting the results.