Facilities

EEG Laboratory:

The EEG (electroencephalography) laboratory is fully equipped for both visual and auditory ERP (event-related potentials) studies utilizing our 70-channel Neuroscan Synamps2 EEG system, with stimulus presentation via the Neuroscan STIM hardware/software and other experiment programs including Presentation, DMDX, and Paradigm. EEG is a non-invasive method for measuring brain activity with high precision in timing, which allows precise tracking of changes of brain activity during real-time language processing.


Psycholinguistic Testing Rooms:

The laboratory has two dedicated testing rooms equipped with computer workstations for conducting psycholinguistic experiments. Psycholinguistic studies conducted in the laboratory utilize experimental paradigms including lexical decision, priming, picture-word matching, and self-paced reading. The laboratory is also equipped to collect a wide range of verbal and non-verbal cognitive measures (e.g., working memory measures, aptitude measures, language proficiency tests, etc.).


Data Analysis:

The laboratory workspace is equipped with high-performance workstations and specialized software (e.g., BESA, MNE, Freesurfer, and other programs/MATLAB toolboxes/scripts) for the analysis of EEG, MEG, and MRI data. Workstations are available for both LINUX-based and Windows-based software applications. The lab also includes a Japanese Windows XP workstation for use in stimulus design/corpus analysis for experiments using Japanese stimuli. We also utilize a high-performance computing cluster at KU for data processing.


Other Facilities:

Hoglund Brain Imaging Center
The Hoglund Brain Imaging Center at KU is equipped with a 151-channel biomagnetometer MEG system (CTF/VSM), a Siemens Skyra 3 Tesla MRI system, a BrainVision EEG-EMG system, and an 83-channel biomagnetomer MEG system custom designed for fetal biomagnetic experiments.


Department of Linguistics

The Linguistics Department has multiple laboratories equipped for psycholinguistic testing and data analysis, with equipment including a head-mounted eye-tracker (EyeLink II), a child-friendly eye-tracker (EyeLink 1000), and an anechoic chamber.

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