Labs

Collaborative Research Facilities

Lab I – Psychophysiological Lab

This Lab supports experimental studies of cognitive function using EEG (64-channel Neuroscan Synamps DC amplifiers) and other psychophysiological parameters such as the eleoctrooculogram (EOG) or skin conductance responses (SCR).

Room: 101-102, Am Steiger 3/1
Principal investigators: Dr. Jürgen Kaufmann / Prof. Dr. Stefan R. Schweinberger
Technical assistance: Bettina Kamchen

Lab II – High-resolution EEG Lab

This Lab is designated to study neural correlates of cognitive function, as well as their brain sources, using high-resolution EEG.

Technical Equipment: 152-channel BioSemi ActiveTwo DC amplifier system

Room: K008- K010, Am Steiger 3/1
Principal investigators: Prof. Dr. Stefan R. Schweinberger / Dr. Jürgen M. Kaufmann
Technical assistance: Kathrin Rauscher

Lab III – High-resolution EEG Lab II

Our newest Lab is designated to study neural correlates of cognitive function, as well as their brain sources, using high-resolution EEG.

Technical Equipment:

  • electrically shelded, sound-attenuated cabin
  • 64-channel BioSemi ActiveTwo recording system (DC, 512 Hz)
  • active electrodes (sintered Ag-AgCl)
  • no skin preparation necessary

Room: 18S03, Jentower, Leutragraben 1
Principal investigators: Prof. Dr. Gyula Kovács / Prof. Dr. Stefan R. Schweinberger
Technical assistance: Bettina Kamchen

Lab IV – 3D-Camera Lab

This Lab is designated to capture three-dimensional photographs of faces.

Technical Equipment:

  • DI3D™ – 3D Capture Systems
  • Standard Systems: 10MP – 21MP+
  • Custom Systems: Muliple Pods
  • Extremely High Resolution Textures
  • Instantaneous Capture

Room: Am Steiger 3/1,
Principal investigator: Dr. Jürgen Kaufmann

Lab V – Audio-Visual Lab

This Lab is designated to record hiqh-quality voice recordings and capture simultaneously video material of the speaker

Technical Equipment:

  • sound-attenuated room
  • Zoom H4n audio interface
  • Beyerdynamic MC-930 condenser microphone with pop-protector
  • Sony Video Camera
  • 3 point lighting system

Room: Am Steiger 3/1,
Principal investigator: Dr. Romi Zäske
Technical support: Dr. Verena Skuk

Lab VI – Eye-Tracking Lab

Our eyetracking lab allows us to measure participants’ fixation patterns and pupil dilation while they look at and respond to materials such as images, spoken words and sentences, videos, or written text.

Technical Equipment:

  • monocular iViewX Hi-Speed 1250 eyetracker (SMI)
  • video-based dark-pupil and corneal reflection tracking
  • head-stabilisation through integrated chin rest
  • sampling rate 1250 Hz/ 500 Hz
  • high spatial (< 0.5°) and temporal accuracy
  • stimulus presentation using E-Prime 2.0 (PST) on Windows XP

Room: 18S02, JenTower, Leutragraben 1
Principal investigator: Dr. Helene Kreysa