We use the Geodesic EEG System 300 with a 64-channel hydrosensor geodesic sensor net for neurophysiological experiments in the lab. This program utilizes Net Station software for online and offline analysis.
We use the Smart Eye system for eye tracking experiments in the lab.
We use the Biopac system for recording heart rate and skin conductance.
Experiment Building and Stimulus Delivery:
E-Prime is used to design experiments and deliver stimuli with the EEG and Eye Tracking hardware. Additionally, we have Superlab and Direct RT available for experiment design.
Neurocognitive and Functional Assessment:
We have a large range of neurocognitive testing equipment in the laboratory including the MATRICS battery. We have a large catalogue of functional competence and behavioural measures including the UCSD Performance-Based Skills Assessment, for which we have developed a Canadian Version in collaboration with the test developer, Thomas Patterson, Ph.D.
We have access to a number of software programs that we use to deliver cognitive remediation therapy. These include online (Scientific Brain Training), Cogpak, and PSS CogRehab. Psychosocial treatment manuals and materials are available, including those that we have developed in the lab.
We have a FLIP camera for high definition and unobtrusive video recording, a Cannon High Definition camera, and have three Sony digital audio recorders for audio recordings. The lab control room has one-way mirrors into the psychophysiology room and behavioural testing room.
Four PCs and a Mac are available in the lab for student use, including SPSS licenses. We also use a number of laptop computers and tablets for off-site testing.
We grind our own dark roast coffee fresh in the lab. A precise grinding time and ratio of beans to water was established following an internally funded, six-month, randomized, single-blind, controlled trial. There is rumour of an espresso machine in the future.
Funding for this equipment (not the Coffee) was supported by grants and awards from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, the Ontario Ministry of Research, NARSAD, and Queen's University