Washington Singer

Facilities (University of Exeter)

Cognitive electrophysiology lab

The CCAL cognitive electrophysiology lab, with Brainproducts equipment and software, is equipped to record EEGs and ERPs from a dense array of up to 128 electrodes; there is an ultrasound digitiser for accurate localisation of electrodes and co-registration with MRI images.

Eye-tracking lab

The eye-tracking lab has two Eyelink II eye-tracking systems (SR-Research, Toronto) which allows monitoring of eye position at sample rates of up to 500 Hz. We also share an Eyelink 2000 with the clinical group.

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) lab

The transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) lab has a Magstim Rapid 2 stimulator, a BiStim2, and Brainsight Frameless systems for positioning the coil relative to an MRI image. We also have a TMS-compatible EEG system and a tDCS system.

We have recently added Powerlab and Biopac GSR and Electrodermal stimulation equipment to our technical armoury.

There are a number of test rooms equipped with computers for behavioural research; the School has an E-prime license. There are high performance workstations for computational modelling and analysis of neuroscience data. A super-computer for simulation work has been installed under the direction of Andy Wills.

MR scanner

Exeter's MR scanner is a 1.5T Phillips Gyroscan Magnetic with SENSE technology capable of high speed whole-volume acquisitions for event and epoch fMRI designs. Button-box, joystick and trackball response manipulanda with optic-fibre connections are available. The scanner is equipped with an Applied Science Labs MRI-compatible eye tracking system. It is a research-dedicated machine, housed in the Peninsula Medical School's research building, and operated by the medical physicists in the Department of Physics; the School of Psychology is part of a consortium of users in several departments of the university and beyond. Concurrent ERP and fMRI recording is available.