Centre of Cognition and Emotion Research

The Cognition and Emotion Research Centres has a wide range of neuroscience equipment including:

  • Large soundproof laboratory
  • 3D Eye tracking – measures eye positioning and movements
  • 64 channel Electroencephalography (EEG) – detects electrical activity in the brain using electrodes.
  • Facial Electromyography (EMG) – measures and records facial muscle activity, such as smiling and frowning.
    Photographer: Tristan Velasco
  • Heart rate monitoring and skin conductance – we record heart rate, and skin response to measure stress and anxiety levels.
  • Functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) – a non-invasive brain imaging device for measuring brain activity in the prefrontal cortex.
  • Mild Brain Stimulation – for the application of various forms of mild brain stimulation, including transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and transcranial random noise stimulation (tRNS).
    Photographer: Tristan Velasco
  • Combined EEG-tDCS – EEG monitoring during the electrical stimulation of tDCS.
  • E4 Wristbands – monitors physiological signals, such as heart rate.
    E4 wristband
  • Touch screen computers

Neuropsychological tests used within the Centre

  • Memory for Intentions Test (MIST)
  • Working Memory Scale (WMS)
  • Delis-Kaplan Executive Function System (DKEFS)
  • Hopkin Verbal Learning Test (HVLT)
  • The Awareness of Social Inference Test (TASIT)
  • Wechsler Abbreviated Scale of Intelligence (WASI)
  • CAMBRIDGE Prospective Memory Test (CAMPROMPT)
  • Adaptive Behaviour Assessment System (ABAS)
  • NEPSY II – a developmental neuropsychological test
  • Benton Facial Recognition
  • Telephone Interview for Cognitive Status (TICS)
  • Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test (K-BIT)