Staff and students benefit from access to a wide range of cutting edge facilities and laboratories which allow us to understand the mind and behaviour through both high precision experimental methods, and ecologically valid controlled environments.
If you are interested in collaborative projects involving any of our facilities or equipment, please contact the Director of Research, Professor Lynda Boothroyd.
We have state-of-the-art equipment for structural and functional MRI studies, including a 3T Whole Body MRI System with integrated eye tracking and pupillometry for cutting edge functional imaging and perception studies. We also have a full sized mock scanner for piloting and participant preparation. (See further details on the DCI page.)
Outside organisations are welcome to make use of our facility for approved research or clinical purposes, at favourable commercial rates.
Specialist testing spaces
Our in-house technicians can also build and program testing equipment and programmes to order. In the past this has included full-body sized reaction time systems (based on the Batak game), wearable kinematic devices to assess participant motion while correcting for body size, and virtual environments with live avatar tracking for adults and children.
As well as in-house resources, we have collaborations with many external companies and groups - everything from bonobo sanctuaries, to the North East Autism Society, Vicon Movement Systems, and NHS.