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Specialist Equipment

Portable eye tracking technology 

We currently have two eye-tracking systems, which our researchers use for a multitude of projects. Eye tracking technology enables us to measure exactly where your eyes are looking and examine any changes in gaze behaviour due to personality traits and/or the environment around them. Please see the research projects section for details of how this technology is being used as part of our research programme, specifically with regards to the impact of task complexity, cognitive load and anxiety on decision making in driving/cycling, anticipation in soccer, and falls in the elderly. 

Portable electroencephalogram (EEG) machine

Our PhD researchers and staff use electroencephalography (EEG) to determine brain wave patterns that characterise optimal mental states, whether during anticipation and decision making in sport, or during imagery of coordinated motor tasks. Within the research group we have a portable EEG system. Please see the research projects section for details of how this system is being used as part of our research programme, specifically with regards to anticipation in soccer and the effects of sonification on motor imagery ability.

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) 

Our research team uses transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to determine the excitability or motor corticospinal pathways, as a function of various audiovisual manipulations of attention, during imagery and observational learning. Please see the research projects section for details of how this system is being used as part of our research programme, specifically with regards to observational learning and motor imagery. 

Motion Capture Suit 

Our brand new motion capture suit allows our researchers to collect 3D representations of how individuals move or perform skills. Due to the ease and portability of the system, data can be collected in a number of real-world environments to test the relationship between perception and action.