Facilities

Eye movement recording equipment:

  • Eyelink binocular videobased eye tracker
  • Skalar (Iris system) infrared limbus eye tracker
  • DC-coupled electro-oculography (CRS) + facilities for infants

Eye movement stimuli:

  • Flat screen video projection system (OKN, saccades smooth pursuit)
  • Barany chair

Limb/head tracking equipment: CODA mpx30 (Charnwood Dynamics)

Auditory equipment: various

Transcranial Magentic Stimulation (Magstim)

Eye tracking equipment (ASL model 504) at the fMRI facility at Peninsula MR Research Centre, Exeter

is a dedicated laboratory facility shared with the School of Psychology. It is fully equipped to carry out visual and auditory evoked potential studies using a 64-channel EEG recording system, and recently purchased ActiCaps. Staff associated with the lab include:

  • Dr Pilar Andrés: Neuropsychology of attention and memory, with a special interest in frontal cortex functions.
  • Prof Roman Borisyuk: EPSRC grant proposal “A Novel Framework for the Analysis of Electroencephalogram (EEG) Signals”; submitted June 2006.
  • Pauline Campbell:  PhD project “Auditory processing in children with sensori-motor disorders” (Principal advisor: Prof Chris Harris)
  • Dr Susan Denham: EU IST-FET grant “Emergent cognition through active perception” (2005-2008)
  • Dr Jeremy Goslin: RCUK Academic Fellow; investigation into EEG correlates of phonological activation during speech production; grant proposal in preparation.
  • Dr Natalia Passynkova: recruited under a Marie Curie transfer of expertise fellowship awarded to Prof Chris Harris.
  • Dr Fabrice Parmentier: Involuntary attention capture by acoustic novelty (spent part of his research leave in Barcelona where he was running EEG experiments with Prof Carles Escera).
  • Dr Matt Roser: originally a post-doctoral researcher in Michael Gazzaniga’s laboratory; uses EEG to investigate the relationship between cognition and perception and the deployment of attention

a small but state-of-the-art in-vitro electrophysiology lab facility, comprising one set-up for single or dual patch-clamp recordings and extracellular stimulation, employing infrared-differential interference contrast video microscopy for visual guidance. We also have access to confocal and 2-photon laser scanning microscopy facilities at the University and MBA for 3-D morphological reconstructions of recorded neurons.

80 core computer cluster sponsored by EPSRC as part of the COLAMN project