Department of Psychology

Department of

Psychology

Department of

Psychology

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Queen's Biological Communication Centre
Room 208 - Humphrey Hall
Centre Director: Professor Mark Sabbagh
Founding Director: Professor Kevin Munhall

Collage of images of the QBCC pageWelcome to the Queen's Biological Communication Centre

The success of any communicative effort rests on a wide variety of perceptual, cognitive, and social processes that incorporate sensory modalities and unfold over multiple time courses (from milliseconds to hours). The Queen’s University’s Biological Communication Centre (QBCC) is a multi-user research facility for the study of these processes that form the cornerstone of human and animal interaction. 

There are two principal aims of the centre. The first is to serve as an intellectual hub for researchers from across the university whose work directly addresses how communication is structured, designed, or understood by humans of all ages (from infants to the elderly), across multiple contexts, and within other species (dogs, birds, butterflies, etc.). The second is to develop and support communities of researchers (principal investigators and their graduate studies) that use particular methodologies to investigate communicative processes at these different levels. The QBCC includes suites for high-density EEG recording and analysis, free-field eye-tracking, virtual reality presentation and a sound booth for presentation of high resolution audio and video stimuli. Other equipment is also available to be used in each of the suites, including Vicon sensor-based motion capture, a thermal camera, optical flow presentation and more. 

Follow the links above for more information about each of the suites within the QBCC, and learn more about how to get involved with each community.