Who's using it?
Research areas
Cognitive Psychology
Experiment Generator Vendors
Eye-tracking Vendors
Human Factors
Space Research
Language & Perception
Medicine & Pharmacology
MRI, MEG & EEG
Vision & Visual Attention
Biomedical Engineering
Other
We're rapidly building up an impressive list of clients from around the world. Individual researchers to full-blown MRI labs are finding that the Black box ToolKit can help them improve the quality of their work. To give you a flavour a sample of our clients are listed below.

What's more the companies who develop many of the tools you use everyday are also discovering the benefits. If the people who develop them are worried about timing issues then so should you! Remember millisecond precision doesn't mean millisecond accuracy. Many factors can and do come into play to prevent perfect timing. These range from hardware differences, operating system configuration to less than ideal scripting practices or plain human error. The only way to know for sure is to check your own paradigm on your own equipment using the Black Box Toolkit. One day it could save your reputation as a leader in the field.

Cognitive Psychology

  • University of Osnabrück, Institute of Cognitive Science (Germany)
    Research at the Institute is aimed primarily at questions of higher cognitive functions - on the one hand, as pure research on an interdisciplinary level with an interest in more comprehensive scientific knowledge, i. e. overlapping the traditional disciplines. At the same time, however, our research is aimed at creating technologies innovatively and competently, which can serve a modern information society. More >>

  • Bournemouth University, Psychology Research Centre (UK)
    In 2008, Bournemouth University decided to develop strength in Psychology through a programme of strategic investment. This has enabled us to develop a distinctive research profile in cognitive science and human wellbeing. Within each of our two broad academic groupings, academic staff lead research programmes in six specialist laboratories (Attention and Memory; Face Processing; Visual Cognition; Eating and Health; Wellbeing in Older Adults; Mental Health), often engaging in collaborative activities with internationally recognised researchers in the UK and overseas. More >>

  • University of Canterbury, Department of Psychology (New Zealand)
    The Department is part of the College of Science and is managed by the Head of Department, the Administrative Services Manager, and a number of elected committees. Important matters and policy issues are decided at regular departmental meetings. Student input is valued and student representatives attend these meetings. There is also a Staff Student Liaison Committee. The Department has active and varied research programmes and continues to attract substantial research grants. More >>

  • City University London, Department of Psychology (UK)
    The Department produces research rated as internationally excellent or world leading (3* or 4*), placing it well within the top third of UK institutions (RAE 2008). A continuing and consistent investment in attracting researchers with established, recognised expertise has allowed the Department to grow to approximately 26 full-time members of staff. The Department is led by Professor Martin Conway, one of the foremost international experts in the field of autobiographical memory. More >>

  • University of California, San Diego, Psychology Department (USA)
    Nestled along the Pacific Ocean on 1,200 acres of coastal woodland, UCSD is a powerful magnet for those seeking a fresh, next -generation approach to education and research. Since its founding four decades ago, UCSD -- one of the ten campuses in the world -renowned University of California system -- has rapidly achieved the status as one of the top institutions in the nation for higher education and research. UCSD’s annual revenues are $1.8 billion. (25% of this total is from the federal government for research; 18% is from the State of California for education). More >>

  • University of West England, Faculty of Applied Science (UK)
    The Faculty identifies as its focus the furtherance and application of the sciences. Emphasis is on promoting learning in support of employment and personal development and on strategic and applied research. This focus is distinctive in the sector. More >>

  • Roehampton University, School of Human and Life sciences - Centre for Research in Cognition, Emotion and Interaction (CRICEI) (UK)
    The centre brings together research groups within the School, allowing interdisciplinary collaboration - intersecting cognition, emotion and social interaction. Research spanning conversation analysis, cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience aim to promote a synergy that will foster collaborations and a variety of research outputs. The centre takes on a pure or theoretical perspective rather than a directly applied approach. However, some of the source data and issues that we will deal with, come from clinical or sub-clinical arenas. More >>

  • Napier University, Edinburgh, School of Health and Social Sciences (UK)
    Recent years have seen significant increases in both staffing and investment in psychology infrastructure at Napier. Purpose-built research and teaching space has been developed, and new research equipment purchased, enabling us to expand our research activities. Research activities within the Group are focused on four main areas of interest: Applied cognitive psychology; Forensic and legal psychology; Health psychology; Qualitative research in psychology. More >>

  • University of Leicester, Department of Psychology (UK)
    The School is located in the Henry Wellcome Building and adjoining Maurice Shock Medical Sciences Building, with additional accommodation off campus for the professional training courses. The Henry Wellcome building contains several dedicated auditory and visual perception laboratories, an eye-tracking laboratory, and a music laboratory. The facilities in the adjacent Maurice Shock building include several experimental laboratories, a dedicated visual perception laboratory, a medium-sized computer laboratory (containing 20 PCs), two larger computer laboratories (each containing 30 PCs). PCs in the experimental and computer laboratories are equipped with E-Prime software and response boxes. Secure animal laboratories are also located in the Maurice Shock Building. The research interests of members of the School are unusually diverse, partly for historical reasons, partly because of the size of the School, and partly because of the existence of the three semi-autonomous applied psychology sections within the School. Research activity is currently grouped into the following four clusters, listed in alphabetic order: Applied Social Psychology, Behavioural Neuroscience and Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, and Forensic and Organisational Psychology. More >>

  • Universität Göttingen, Georg-Elias Müller Institut für Psychologie (Germany)
    The Differentielle und Diagnostische Psychologie department research interests include - Cognitive Neuroscience; Computer-assisted testing; Experimental and biological personality research; Data processing in the work memory; Intelligence research; Latent inhibition; Negative Priming; Pharmakopsychologie; Processing of time information; Time perception and work memory (DFG project) & Sensomotori data processing. More >>

  • University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, School of Health & Social Sciences (UK)
    The School houses the Wales Applied Health Research Unit, which utilises the inter-professional expertise of all the disciplines in the School to promote high quality research relevant to health and social care. Research activities encompass - Assessment in clinical training; Biological basis of cognition; Complementary therapy; Computer animation of cognition; Exercise psychology; Evidence based practice; Family dynamics and health; Health needs assessment; Health related behaviours; Language acquisition; Patient priorities in health care; Psychosocial issues in inherited risk; Undergraduate expectations and performance; Working with disabilities. More >>

  • University of Virginia, Department of Psychology (USA)
    The Department of Psychology at the University of Virginia is consistently rated among the best in the nation. This level of achievement is a direct result of their commitment to excellence in research and in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. More >>

  • University of Stirling, Psychology Department (UK)
    The Department is innovative, dynamic and vibrant, offering varied and diverse teaching opportunities throughout the curriculum. In addition, we have an internationally recognised reputation for excellence in research, achieving a rating of 5A in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise.

    Research falls into three broad categories (albeit with numerous interactions and collaborations between members of the different groups) , each of which is associated with a core area of psychological research. (1) Cognition, Perception and Neuroscience: Face perception and social cognition; Vision; Learning, memory and language; Cognitive and computational neuroscience; Neuropsychology and neuroimaging. (2) Comparative and Developmental Psychology: Including primatology and evolutionary psychology. (3) Health, Clinical and Social/Community Psychology: Including social representation and communication. More >>

  • Liverpool John Moores University, School of Psychology (UK)
    LJMU’s is renowned for its innovative approach to teaching and research. Our academics are not afraid to challenge conventional wisdom or approach topics in fresh and imaginative ways. This innovative approach and passion for scientific advancement means that our students are constantly working at the cutting edge of their discipline. More >>

  • University of Haifa, Institute of Information Processing and Decision Making (IIPDM), Mount Carmel (Israel)
    Today the IIPDM serves as the common research facility of eight senior researchers, all members of the University’s Psychology Department, and a large group of graduate students. They all share its facilities in tackling quite diverse research topics, some of these on theoretical problems and some on applied problems. The theoretically oriented research projects cover a wide array of topics in the area of human cognition. Among these are questions dealing with how the human perceptual system works: How is the patchwork of colors impinging our retinas interpreted by our perceptual system? How does the functioning of the brain contribute to this process (neuropsychology)? Others projects focus on human memory: How does memory change over the entire span of our life? What determines the faithfulness of eye-witness testimony? How can people regulate the accuracy of their memory reports? Yet other projects deal with human attention: How do we utilize our attentional capacities when we search for targets in complex arrays? Finally, other projects deal with human decision making capacities: How do we make decisions under conditions of uncertainty and ambiguity? How does one’s perception of the public good influence our decisions? This is only a small sampling of the types of theoretical issues covered; at any given time there are about 40 ongoing research projects. More >>

  • The University of Reading, School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences, (UK)
    The School is based in modern purpose designed buildings with specialist laboratory facilities and advanced equipment for the study of human behaviour, child development, healthy ageing and the Speech and Language Therapy clinic. This has recently been expanded by the construction of a new research centre in Brain, Behaviour and Health providing extensive laboratory facilities for research projects in social and developmental psychology, infant vision, infant ERP/EEG, developmental psychopathology, social cognition, physiology, human psychopharmacology, visual and auditory perception, motor skills, virtual reality displays, human performance, cognition and ageing, and human learning and memory. The Department of Psychology is one of the premier Psychology Departments in the UK. More >>

  • University of Saskatchewan, Department of Psychology (Saskatoon, Canada)
    Celebrating its 17th year in 2007, the Reasoning, Memory and Mathematical Cognition Lab has seen many Undergraduate, Honours, Master's and Doctoral students pass through its doors. Lab Alumni have gone on to pursue employment or further training as (among other things) speech therapists, clinical psychologists, experimental psychologists, social workers, and research assistants. More >>

  • Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich (Germany)
    Our research statistics speak for themselves: LMU Munich is part of 26 Collaborative Research Centers funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and is host university of 14 of them. It also hosts 9 DFG Research Training Groups and four international doctorate programs as part of the Elite Network of Bavaria. It attracts an additional 120 million euros per year in outside funding and is intensively involved in national and international funding initiatives. All this demonstrates why LMU Munich regularly gets top marks in national and international rankings. More >>

  • University of Oslo, Department of Psychology (Norway)
    The University of Oslo is Norway’s largest and oldest institution of higher education. It was founded in 1811 when Norway was still under Danish rule. Today the University of Oslo has approx. 30,000 students and 4,600 employees. Four Nobel Prize winners indicates the quality of the research at the University. More >>

  • San Diego State University, San Diego, California (USA)
    The Department of Psychology is a part of the College of Sciences, of San Diego State University, and of the California State University System. The Department is divided into six program areas (Applied, Behavioral & Cognitive Neuroscience, Clinical, Developmental, Learning & Cognition, and Personality & Social). More >>

  • National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland (UK)
    Established in 1971, Psychology at NUI Galway is at an exciting phase of development, having grown rapidly during recent years. In 2000, Psychology had 6 full-time academic staff and 3 support staff, but today there are 20 full-time teaching staff, a substantial number of part-time teaching staff, and 5 support staff. Growth in staff numbers has been accompanied by commensurate growth in student numbers, and an increase in the range and number of academic programmes on offer. Economies of scale created by growth have contributed to enhanced productivity, especially in research, including the awarding of research funds nationally and internationally. Psychology is committed to achieving the highest standards of academic excellence, as measured by internationally accepted criteria, including peer-reviewed publication of original works. More >>

  • The University of Queensland, School of Psychology (Australia)
    The School is internationally recognised for research strengths across the breadth of psychology, and attracts undergraduates, postgraduates, and postdoctoral fellows from throughout Australia and internationally. It has excellent laboratory and computer facilities. The School's research profile is enhanced by several research centres, some of which are collaborative with other schools. These include the Key Centre for Human Factors and Applied Cognitive Psychology, the Centre for Research on Group Processes, and the Centre for Organisational Psychology. More >>

  • University of Alberta, Department of Psychology (Canada)
    Has approximately 32 academic staff, 9 emeritus professors, 7 adjunct professors, 15 sessional lecturers, 15 support staff, 56 graduate students and 1 post-doctoral student. We offer about 50 different psychology courses having 1500 psychology undergraduate majors and over 650 psychology undergraduate minors. Research in the department is funded by national and international grant agencies such as NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR, CFI, AB INGENUITY, NIH and AHFMR. Approximately, 2.2 million dollars of research funds were awarded to members of the department in the 2008-2009 year. More >>

  • University of Iowa, Department of Psychology (USA)
    The Department of Psychology at the University of Iowa combines a long history of outstanding achievement in Psychology with an exciting ongoing program of cutting-edge research, expansion, and recruitment. It is the seventh oldest psychology department in the country, and has been home to such eminent psychologists as Kenneth Spence, Albert Bandura, and Leon Festinger. Today, the department's tradition of research excellence continues, as reflected in the selection of its faculty members as recipients of numerous awards (including four faculty who have been honored with the American Psychological Association's prestigious Outstanding Contribution awards). In addition, the department was recently chosen to receive the first Psychology Department of the Year Award from the American Psychological Association for Graduate Students. More >>

  • University of Edinburgh, School of Informatics (UK)
    The University of Edinburgh views Informatics as a discipline central to a new enlightenment in scholarship and learning, and critical to the future development of science, technology and society. In the age of information, computing technology is changing the ways we work and play. Informatics is changing the way we think. The School brings together research in Computer Science, Cognitive Science, Computational Linguistics and Artificial Intelligence. It provides a fertile environment for a wide range of interdisciplinary studies, leading to this new science of Informatics. More >>

  • University of Derby, Centre for Psychological Research (UK)
    The strategic aims of the Centre for Psychological Research are to enhance the profile and impact of psychology research in the context of the University environment, mission and strategies. The Centre aims to facilitate the application of psychological theory to human behaviour through excellence in research, teaching and associated consultancy activities. More >>

  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Department of Psychology (USA)
    The Psychology faculty includes twenty-five full-time members. Members of the department hold post-secondary credentials in a broad range of specialities in psychology. The faculty members are active educators and productive scholars, and there are a wide variety of ongoing research programs in the department. More >>

  • Shippensburg University, Pennsylvania (USA)
    Psychology is the science of behavior and experience. Like other sciences, psychology attempts to develop theories on the basis of careful description and experimentation. Its domain is wonderfully diverse, including everything from rats learning mazes to athletes using mental imagery, from pathological conditions to healthy development, from the physiology of hunger to the dynamics of organizational behavior, from intelligence testing to relaxation techniques, and much more. All of the professors in the department have doctoral degrees and are trained researchers. Areas of expertise include industrial psychology, the psychology of wisdom, the effects of exposure to alcohol, learned flavor preferences, personality disorders, interviewing, and more. More >>

  • Universität Tübingen, Department of Cognitive and Biological Psychology, Psychological Institute (Germany)
    The department of Cognitive and Biological Psychology is in charge of teaching perception, cognition, biological psychology, and research methods during the first two years of the psychology curriculum. With regard to upper level courses as well as research areas, the emphasis is on cognitive psychology and neuropsychology. More >>

  • University of Pennsylvania, Deptartment of Psychology, Philadelphia (USA)
    The Department of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania is the oldest continuously functioning psychology department in North America and has a rich history. Consistently ranked among the top Psychology Departments in the world, its graduate program has produced a disproportionate number of today's leading psychological scientists. Today, the department's faculty apply rigorous methods to answer questions in a wide range of overlapping research areas. More >>

  • University of Bern, Department of Psychology (Switzerland)
    Our institute is involved in the research happening in Switzerland significantly. The Institute of Psychology is in seven sections divided. Each department has its own focus, all is a connection between basic research and applied science in common. More >>

  • Universidad de Deusto, Bilbao (Spain)
    Psychology is the science that examines different aspects of human nature, behaviour, brain functions, interpersonal communication, emotions and feelings. However, in addition to being a science, psychology is a profession which is increasingly recognised and valued in present day society. The aim is to train professionals equipped to: understand, analyse, interpret, explain, predict and take action concerning human behaviour and the mind at the group, individual and social levels for people of all ages. More >>

  • University of Tuebingen, Psychologisches Institut (Germany)
    Psychology in Tübingen has a strong scientific orientation in both research and teaching. Cognitive psychology not only is the common link for all basic disciplines but also employs a broad methodological approach. Research in the basic disciplines focuses on perception, language, executive functions, numerical cognition, and temporal cognition, as well as on social communication and interaction processes. The applied disciplines include clinical, organizational, and knowledge media psychology. More >>

  • University of Massachusetts, Psychology Department (USA)
    The Dynamic Memory Modeling lab explores memory processes as they unfold in time by applying computational models that predict both accuracy and response time data. The models simulate the accumulation of memory evidence as a drift diffusion process that can be linked to the firing rates of neural populations. Experiments in this lab mostly involve tasks in which participants must attribute items to specific past contexts, such as a word list or a particular speaker. Models are used to address a number of questions: “What types of evidence inform memory decisions?”; “How do people balance speed and accuracy in memory decisions?”; “How does aging impact performance on decision tasks?”; How does context information guide memory retrieval?” More >>

  • Purdue University, Psychological Sciences Department, West Lafayette, Indiana (USA)
    The graduate program in cognitive psychology is primarily oriented toward doctoral training. All students are required to complete a master's thesis leading to an M.S. degree before continuing the doctoral program. The normal time course for a master's degree is two years, with two additional years for the doctorate. The term "cognitive psychology" encompasses most topics in human experimental psychology. The interests of the faculty in this subarea include sensory processes, perception, information processing, memory, attention, judgment, thinking, problem solving, and human factors. Faculty specializing in quantitative psychology, psychobiology, and animal learning and motivation also participate in the graduate cognitive program. More >>

  • Michigan Technological University, Dept. of Cognitive and Learning Sciences (USA)
    The Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences encompasses the interlinked fields of Psychology and Teacher Education. Undergraduate coursework in the department leads to a major in psychology or to secondary teacher certification in eleven different fields . Department faculty members are engaged in a wide range of research into cognition and learning, with emphases on applied cognitive psychology, human factors psychology, science education, and mathematics education. More >>

Experiment Generator and Hardware & Software Vendors

  • PsychoPy (Psychology Software in Python), University of Nottingham (UK)
    PsychoPy is an open-source application to allow the presentation of stimuli and collection of data for a wide range of neuroscience, psychology and psychophysics experiments. It's a free, powerful alternative to Presentation™ or e-Prime™, written in Python (a free alternative to Matlab™ ). More >>

  • Cambridge Cognition Ltd (UK)
    Cambridge Cognition develops and commercialises computerised neuropsychological tests of outstanding sensitivity. The company's proprietary technology platform, known as CANTAB®, the Cambridge Neuropsychological Test Automated Battery, is founded on exceptional science originating in the University of Cambridge. Since its inception in 2002, Cambridge Cognition has embedded its battery of 25 computerised neuropsychological tests into two key market segments: pharmaceutical clinical trials and academic research. CANTAB® is now market leader in each. Its competitive edge is rooted in the extensive scientific validation of the test battery - unparalleled by others in the field. More >>

  • NordicNeuroLab AS, Bergen (Norway)
    With over a decade of experience, NordicNeuroLab (NNL) provides products and solutions that define the field of functional MR imaging. We understand the growing need for reliable and innovative tools in this growing field. As a result, we closely collaborate with research and clinical teams from both academic and medical centers, MR system manufacturers, and third party vendors to develop and manufacture hardware and software solutions that meet the needs of very experienced centers while developing training programs to make fMRI easy to adopt for more novice users. From state of the art post-processing and visualization software for BOLD, Diffusion/DTI, and Perfusion/DCE imaging to fMRI hardware for audio and visual stimulation, eye tracking, and patient response collection, NNL's products are used around the world by researchers and clinicians alike. Ultimately, we are dedicated to bringing the most advanced neuro-imaging tools to market while making functional MRI programs easy to implement. More >>

  • Psychology Software Tools, Pittsburgh (USA)
    Developers and vendors of E-Prime, PsychMate and BrainLogics range of products. E-Prime® is a suite of applications to fulfill all of your computerized experiment needs. Used by more than 15,000 professionals in the research community, E-Prime® provides a truly easy-to-use environment for computerized experiment design, data collection, and analysis. More >>

  • Millisecond Software, Seattle (USA)
    With Inquisit rapidly create and administer high-precision psychological measures: Inquisit is the tool of choice for behavioral scientists throughout the world for creating custom questionnaires, reaction time tasks, signal detection tests, attitude measures, and experiments in cognition and perception. More >>

  • 4-D Neuroimaging, San Diego, CA (USA)
    4-D Neuroimaging, formerly known as Biomagnetic Technologies, Inc., installed the first MEG systems for human study at UCLA and the National Institutes of Health in the mid 80s. Since then, 4-D has installed over 50 MEG systems throughout the world. In addition to on -site training during system installation, 4-D provides in-depth training for researchers, technologists and clinicians at selected customer sites around the world. There are currently over 30 large-scale 4-D MEG systems in operation worldwide. 4-D Neuroimaging provides a comprehensive program of site planning and complete installation service for all 4-D systems. 4-D engineers work with hospital and university architects and planners, from the beginning, to insure that the site is optimally configured for MEG studies. More >>

  • PsyScopeX Project (Italy, Worldwide)
    PsyScope is a program to design and run psychological experiments, used by many experimental labs It runs on Apple Macintosh computers. More >>

  • ioLab Systems (UK)
    ioLab Systems specialize in USB input devices deigned for researchers requiring high accuracy response time measurement. More >>

  • Perception Research Systems Incorporated, New York (USA)
    Vendors of the Experiment Generator "Paradigm". Paradigm's unique Event Sequence interface enables you to easily build your experiment by simply adding stimulus events from the toolbox. The event sequence allows you to add, move, and remove events. You can copy and paste a single event or an entire block of events anywhere in your experiment. Create complex visual stimuli presentations using Paradigm's designer surface. The designer surface supports text, images, videos, self-paced reading and rating scales. Paradigm's built-in mouse click detection allows subjects to click on any visual stimulus as a response. Millisecond Accurate: Paradigm has undergone rigorous testing to ensure millisecond accurate stimulus presentation and response time measurement. All of our timing tests are done with the Black Box Toolkit to ensure objective and reproducible measurements. More >>

  • NTT SYSTEMS INC (Canada)
    At NTT Systems Inc. we have been busy providing programming services and creating custom software solutions for our clients in the Greater Toronto Area since 1979. More >>

  • Ellegaard Systems A/S, Bymarksvej 15, DK-5600 Faaborg (Denmark)
    Ellegaard Systems A/S produce software packages covering more than 20 test models (animal behavior and food consumption) connecting data acquisition with data management using ES-LabBASE. User specified behavioral testing equipment for animal research. Food and liquid consumption monitor (mice, rats and minipigs). More >>

Eye-tracking Vendors

  • SR Research (Ontario Canada, Japan, Taiwan, China & Korea)
    Developers of renowned EyeLink II eye tracking system. The SR Research EyeLink®II eye tracker provides the unique combination of operator ease of use while maintaining superior data quality. More >>

Human Factors

  • Kwangwoon University, Human Factors & Cognitive Design Lab., Dept. of Industrial Psychology, Seoul (Korea)
    Industrial Psychology focuses on the effective use of human resource. The main subjects we cover include the human resource psychology sector regarding 'recruitment', 'industrial education', 'evaluation', and 'personnel management', and the organizational psychology sector regarding 'human behavior within organizations' and 'organizational change and adaptation'. The department also covers many sectors of psychology including consumer psychology and advertisement psychology which deals with making promotion strategies based on consumer behavior, cognitive psychology which deals with high level human cognitive functions (caution, study, memory, language, decision making, problem solving), engineering psychology which applies perception psychology to human related industries, design and artefact layouts, and counseling psychology which conducts study on counseling theories and methods in order to raise professional counselors. More >>

  • U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, Military Nutrition Division (USA)
    The U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM) is a subordinate laboratory of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command. The Institute's mission is to conduct basic and applied research to determine how exposure to extreme heat, severe cold, high terrestrial altitude, occupational tasks, physical training, deployment operations, and nutritional factors affect the health and performance of military personnel. More >>

  • Veridical Research & Design (USA)
    A human factors consulting firm specializing in basic and applied research in visual perception and cognition, human-computer interaction design, and usability engineering services. More >>

  • California State University, Long Beach (USA)
    The Center for Usability in Design and Assessment (CUDA) is an official usability research and testing center on the campus of California State University, Long Beach. Their purpose is to help evaluate the usability of technology tools and products. More >>

  • Institut für Testentwicklung und -anwendung, Berlin (Germany)
    I.T.E.A. produce a range of computer-based cognitive function tests that are used within the field of traffic psychology and cognate areas. Their Corporal test system for example is used to assess the cognitive fitness of road users who have been banned from driving due to intoxication. This is typically taken prior to them being allowed to take to the road again. The Black Box ToolKit Ltd have acted as consultants for I.T.E.A. in order to produce a timing certification report which details the accuracy of the Corporal hardware and software on a range of platforms. This also takes into account whether the variation discovered would be sufficient to negatively affect clinical judgments. More >>

  • College of Architecture, Texas A&M University, Texas (USA)
    One distinctive feature of the College is its commitment to improving the knowledge base of the planning, design and construction professions through research. The College of Architecture has one of the most active research programs in the country. Awards of externally funded research in the College typically amount to about $4-5.5 million per year. The diversity of the college is represented in the wide range of research undertaken by faculty. Research activity is focused upon the College's five formally organized research centers and laboratories, highlighted by world famous programs in health care design and visualization. More >>

  • Aquinas, LLC, Berwyn, PA (USA)
    Aquinas, Llc is located in Berwyn, PA and was founded in 2003. The company is categorized under the Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Biotechnology) industry. This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in conducting research and experimental development (except biotechnology research and experimental development) in the physical, engineering, and life sciences, such as agriculture, electronics, environmental, biology, botany, computers, chemistry, food, fisheries, forests, geology, health, mathematics, medicine, oceanography, pharmacy, physics, veterinary and other allied subjects. More >>

Space Research

  • Space Applications Services N.V./S.A. (Belgium)
    Space Applications Services is an independent company founded in 1987 whose aim is to be a leading provider of system and operations engineering as well as software engineering expertise in the field of space and aerospace and to apply these capabilities to industrial applications and to the development of innovative products. We have also established a subsidiary company in Houston United States of America which focusses on Human Centred System Engineering and related products. Our main business covers manned and unmanned spacecraft and launcher/re-entry vehicles programmes, air traffic management and robotics. More >>

Language & Perception

  • Université Libre de Bruxelles, Cognition Language Development Laboratory, LCLD (Belgium)
    The research interests of the team focus on the cognitive and language development, and its disorders: in particular, the acquisition of written language, word recognition in speech, digital development, relations between numerical cognition and language, cognitive and language development in hearing impaired people, the effect of cochlear implants, the influence of bilingualism and multilingualism on the acquisition of written language, and evaluation of methods of learning language immersion in French Community. More>>

  • University of New Mexico, Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences (USA)
    For over 50 years, we have pursued excellence in academics and clinical services. Our mission is to support the missions of the University and the College of Arts and Sciences by creating and disseminating basic science, assessment, and intervention knowledge about communication sciences and disorders within our own academic discipline, and in collaboration with related disciplines. More>>
  • Charles University in Prague, Institute of Phonetics (Czech Republic)
    The Prague Linguistic Circle was one of the most influential schools of linguistic thought in pre-war linguistics. Through its former members like Roman Jakobson or René Wellek, it influenced modern American linguistics as well as many other linguists in the world. In the spring of 1996, many renowned linguists came to Prague to pay homage to the heritage of the Prague Linguistic Circle and to Roman Jakobson during a conference to 70 Years of Existence of the Prague Linguistic Circle and 100th Anniversary of Roman Jakobson's Birthday? More>>

  • Florida State University, Cognitive/Developmental Faculty (USA)
    Our research explores how children and adults use their knowledge about the world and events to understand and learn language. We address questions such as: How do individual differences in ability and experience affect the way we understand and learn language? How do children use world knowledge to learn words and interpret sentences? How do we use sentence contexts to learn words? How do our brains learn words after a single experience? More>>

  • University of Tüebingen, Quantitative Linguistics research unit/Tübingen Center for the Study of Language (Germany)
    Investigates the quantitative and probabilistic aspects of language and language processing. The central research question is how speakers learn the complex non-deterministic variational patterns apparent in language use. This question is addressed from different perspectives: Experimental Psychology; Computational Modeling; Corpus Linguistics; Phonetics; Morphology; Statistical Methods for the Language Sciences. The research group is a member of the Tuebingen Center for Linguistics (TüCSL) and works in close collaboration with the Center for Comparative Psycholinguistics (CCP) at the University of Alberta, Edmonton. More >>

  • McGill University, Cognition, Language, and Perception Labs (Quebec, Canada)
    The Department has state-of-the-art facilities for research in the cognitive area, including a network of SUN laboratory workstations, an audition laboratory equipped for sophisticated auditory signal processing, a laboratory for the real-time analysis of motor performance, a laboratory studying causality and covariance judgments, and a psycholinguistics laboratory for the study of speech and reading. Every laboratory is equipped with numerous microcomputers and relevant peripherals. Researchers also have access to subject populations for studies of normal and atypical development and for neuropsychological studies of impaired performance. More >>

  • University of Oxford, Department of Comparative Philology (UK)
    Linguistics at Oxford is an interdisciplinary subject, with most areas of general as well as historical-comparative linguistics being represented by one or several members of staff. Current research falls into seven main areas: Linguistic Theory (morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics and their interfaces); Comparative Philology (esp. Greek, Italic/Latin, Indo-Iranian, Anatolian, Celtic, Slavic, Tocharian) ; Phonetics and Phonology (esp. phonetics/phonology interface, speech perception, language comprehension); Romance Philology (Research Centre on Romance Linguistics; esp. diachronic morphology, syntax of Italo-Romance, phonetics of French); Sociolinguistics (esp. language and gender, language policy) Neurolinguistics/Psycholinguistics; and History of Linguistics. More >>

  • University of Lisbon, College of Psychology (Portugal)
    The departments research interests include - Physiological bases of the vision; The traditional boardings in the study of the visual perception; The ecological boarding of J.J.Gibson; The cognitiva boarding; The perception of the space and the movement; The coordination of the space information; Visual memory; Visual attention and mental images; Recognition of objectos and configurations; Questions of percipient development; Art, cognition and reality & The invisuais. More >>

  • The City University of New York, Speech and Hearing Sciences (USA)
    The Ph.D. Program in Speech and Hearing Sciences is a unique consortium of faculty and resources from the senior colleges and The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Since its inception in 1965, it has achieved a reputation for excellence in doctoral education and has graduated many individuals who have assumed positions of leadership in a variety of settings and who have contributed significantly to the advancement of knowledge in the processes and disorders of human communication. The center includes a Developmental Neurolinguistics Lab; Developmental Language Lab; Digital Sensory Aids Lab; Hearing Science Lab and a Speech Acoustics and Perception Lab. More >>

  • University of New Brunswick, Department of Psychology (Canada)
    The Department of Psychology at the University of New Brunswick-Fredericton is one of Canada's oldest universities. Research at both the undergraduate and graduate levels takes place in our well-equipped laboratories in Keirstead Hall and in the community. Areas of research range widely and include human sexuality, depression, feminist perspectives, autism, women's studies, problem gambling, gender and laterality, pain assessment and management, infant and adolescent development, and cognitive neuroscience. At the graduate level, our department has two doctoral programs: a Ph.D in Clinical Psychology and a Ph.D in Experimental and Applied Psychology. More >>

  • University of Sussex, Department of Psychology (UK)
    The Department is engaged in high quality research across a broad range of the discipline and provides an excellent research environment for staff and for research students. We were mostly graded 5 in the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise. Our laboratories were extensively refurbished in 2004, financed mostly by SRIF 2, and we have excellent lab facilities in cognition, developmental psychology, feeding and drinking, human psychophysiology (EEG, GSR, TMS, Eyetracking), psychoacoustics, psychopharmacology, social psychology, and vision. The Department is organised into five research groups which hold regular seminars and serve as a focus for faculty and research students. More>>

  • Stockholms universitet, Psykologiska institutionen (Sweden)
    Division of Perception and Psychophysics: The Division's research is experimentally oriented with a main emphasis on problems in various sense modalities including the perception of sound, exertion, color, form, motion, odor, taste, time, somatosensations, and pain. The central theme is to seek lawful relationships between perceptual events, psychophysical reactions, and physical descriptors. The basic research is closely integrated with clinical, environmental, ergonomic, and sports applications. A main methodological theme is psychophysical scaling. Current approaches concern interindividual and intermodal similarities and differences. Psychophysiological experiments on the perception of effort and exertion are conducted for different kinds of heavy physical work. Mental work and perceived difficulty of mental load are also investigated. Subjective symptoms and complaints are studied in healthy people, in different groups of patients, e.g. patients with cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases, sensory deficits, and musculoskeletal disorders. More >>

  • University of Barcelona, GRNC Grup de Recerca Neurociencia cognitiva (Barcelona, Spain)
    The GRNC is a research group within the Department of Psicologia Bàsica at the University of Barcelona (Spain). Current work focuses on speech perception and production processes with special emphasis in bilingual population. More specifically we are interested in the study of the general bases of language processing and the effects of native-language exposure on the development of language-specific processing capacities. The comparative analysis of monolingual and bilingual subjects (Spanish/Catalan) enables to further investigate the special characteristics of language processing in simultaneous bilinguals and also in subjects with different delays in second language exposure acquisition. Research in our laboratory extends from infants to adults with methodologies that are based on behavioral as well as physiological responses. More >>

  • Brock University, Applied Linguistics (Ontario, Canada)
    Through teaching, scholarship and research, the Department of Applied Linguistics strives to advance the understanding of human identity, lifespan development and life participation, as reflected in language patterns, first and subsequent language learning and language use. More >>

  • Yale University, Haskins Laboratories, New Haven (USA)
    Haskins Laboratories is an independent, international, multidisciplinary community of researchers conducting basic research on spoken and written language. Exchanging ideas, fostering collaborations, and forging partnerships across the sciences, it produces groundbreaking research that enhances our understanding of -- and reveals ways to improve or remediate —speech perception and production, reading and reading disabilities, and human communication. More >>

  • National University of Singapore, Department of Psychology (Singapore)
    The NUS psychology programme was first introduced during the 1986-87 academic year and is the oldest psychology programme in Singapore. NUS offers a full undergraduate programme, including an honours course, as well as Masters and Ph.D. programmes. Since its inception, the psychology programme has attracted a strong response from students in the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences. More >>

  • University of Eastern Finland, Linguistics & Language Technology, Joensuu (Finland)
    The Nordic Association of Linguists (NAL) is a major forum for linguists working in a Nordic country and linguists elsewhere working on a Nordic language. Two series of international conferences are organized under the auspices of NAL: The Scandinavian Conference of Linguistics and the International Conference on Nordic and General Linguistics, the latter series traditionally with an emphasis on Nordic languages. More >>

  • University of Maryland, Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL), Washington, D.C (USA)
    September 11, 2001, caused a dramatic shift in government priority and need. As the Department of Defense (DoD) grappled with new challenges, comprehensive language preparedness became a critical necessity. Founded in 2003 as a DoD university affiliated research center with a nationally recognized research staff, the University of Maryland Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL) is the first and only national resource dedicated to addressing the language needs of the Intelligence Community (IC). More >>

Medicine & Pharmacology

  • Cogstate (USA, Australia, Spain)
    Cogstate Clinical Trials provides expert scientific products and services in order to optimize the design and execution of clinical trials seeking to establish the cognitive effects of investigational or marketed products. Cogstate has designed computerized tests that are suited for relevant patient populations; they are brief, reliable, valid, sensitive to change, and equivalent across languages and cultures. Cogstate provides scale management, rater training and central monitoring services for paper & pencil neuropsychological tests, rating scales, questionnaires and patient reported outcomes. More >>

  • University of Groningen, Faculty of Medical Sciences (The Netherlands)
    The faculty of Medical Sciences of the University of Groningen is the second oldest medical faculty in The Netherlands. Like the university, it was established in 1614. Ever since the foundation of the Groningen University Hospital in 1797, hospital and faculty have been cooperating closely. The Faculty of Medical Sciences has two tasks: providing medical scientific education and carrying out medical scientific research. More >>

  • University of Leeds, Institute of Psychological Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health-IPS (UK)
    The Institute of Psychological Sciences (IPS) represents one of the fastest growing disciplines in the University sector and one of the most popular for students in the country. The Institute's approach includes fundamental research to advance basic knowledge of psychological processes underlying behaviour and experience, but concentrates on applied research to enhance the quality of human well-being. More >>

  • Centre for Human Drug Research (The Netherlands)
    CHDR is a full service contract research organisation (CRO) located in Leiden, The Netherlands. We provide a full spectrum of high quality clinical pharmacology services to the (bio-) pharmaceutical industry. We are collaborative partners, offering sophisticated advice to our clients on all aspects of the process of drug development. We have long-standing relationships with many of our clients, enabling us to anticipate their service needs. Thus, we speed up the process and make it more efficient. We also offer added value because of our own research programs; we develop new biomarkers, optimise our clinical research methods and add new knowledge and expertise to our consultancy. This synergy of services results in a unique CRO that operates on a high scientific level but remains focused on our clients’ objectives. More >>

  • Children's Hospital Boston, Division of Developmental Medicine, Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience (USA)
    Our multidisciplinary team of researchers brings together experts from the basic and applied sciences, such as neuroscience, psychology, and education, with clinical experts in fields such as developmental pediatrics and child neurology. Together, we are working to expand our knowledge of a wide variety of issues, including the development of face-processing skills, the impact of certain environmental factors on cognitive development, and various aspects of autism spectrum disorders. Through this collaborative and comprehensive approach, we aim to drive the science forward as rapidly as possible, so that we can translate what we learn into meaningful, effective medical therapies and improved outcomes for children and their families. More >>

  • Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia, The Joseph Stokes Jr. Research Institute (USA)
    We advance the health of children by turning scientific discovery into medical innovation. The CHOP Research Institute fulfills The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's long-standing dedication to pediatric research and its endeavors are the embodiment of the Hospital's "bench to bedside" philosophy. All research activities at Children's Hospital are administratively organized under the aegis of the Research Institute. More >>

State of the art MRI, MEG & EEG labs

  • University of Keele, School of Psychology (UK)
    The School has two main research groupings: Brain & Cognition and Social & Developmental which overlap in a shared interest in Health and Ageing. All staff and postgraduate students belong to one or more of these groupings. More >>

  • The University of Texas at Dallas, School of Behavioural and Brain Sciences (USA)
    The School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences explores the intersection of the mind and the brain like no other school in the nation. We are on a mission to decipher the brain's story — the changes in our brain from the day we are born to the day we die. We seek to understand how the brain becomes impaired and how its development can be enhanced. We also prepare the next generation of clinicians to improve the health, education and quality of life of children and families.

    Our exceptional Callier Center for Communication Disorders researches the biological and psychological mechanisms underlying communication, and communication disorders. Our acclaimed Center for BrainHealth is making enormous strides in understanding, protecting and healing the brain. Our groundbreaking Center for Vital Longevity is investigating promising interventions for slowing cognitive aging. More>>
  • University of Fribourg, Laboratory for Cognitive and Neurological Sciences (Switzerland)
    The Laboratory for Cognitive and Neurological Sciences investigates the anatomo-functionnal organization of the healthy and neurological brain using neuroimaging methods. More >>

  • INSERM-CEA Cognitive Neuroimaging Unit, Paris (France)
    We investigate high-level human cognitive functions such as language, mathematics, attention..., combining experimental psychology, neuropsychology and neuroimagery approaches. Directed by Stanislas Dehaene, the research unit is located at the Neurospin Center in the CEA campus of Saclay and at the Pitié-Salpétrière Hospital in Paris. More >>

  • Yale University School of Medicine, Child Study Center (USA)
    The Child Study Center is a department at Yale University School of Medicine which brings together multiple disciplines to further the understanding of the problems of children and families. Among the many disciplines are child psychiatry, pediatrics, genetics, neurobiology, epidemiology, psychology, nursing, social work and social policy. The mission of the Center is to understand child development, social, behavioral, and emotional adjustment, and psychiatric disorders and to help children and families in need of care. More >>

  • University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN), Department of Psychology (UK)
    The Cognitive Research Group focuses on face recognition and facial composites, working memory, executive functioning and reasoning, the social contexts of perception, biases in probabilistic reasoning consequent on belief in the paranormal and reading development and emotional intelligence. More >>

  • Michigan State University, Cognition & Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Psychology (USA)
    The Cognition & Cognitive Neuroscience (CCN) program is composed of research faculty investigating a wide range of topics including attention, perception, executive processes, language, memory, categorization, and judgment and decision making. MSU use a wide range of methods and theoretical approaches in our research ranging from functional neuroimaging to behavioral methods to quantitative, mathematical, and computational modeling. More >>

  • Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (Spain)
    The Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language is a world class interdisciplinary research center for the study of cognition, brain and language jointly founded by Innobasque, Ikerbasque, UPV-EHU and the Government of Gipuzcoa. The BCBL carries out research using the most advanced techniques in these fascinating areas, with a special focus on bilingualism. More >>

  • AAI Scientific Cultural Services Ltd, Laboratory for Human Brain Dynamics (Cyprus)
    AAI Scientific Cultural Services Ltd. (AAISCS) is an innovative research-oriented private enterprise based in Nicosia, Cyprus. AAISCS balances research work with development of services and products that utilize research knowledge. LHBD focuses on the investigation of normal brain function and neurological disorders, analysis of brain imaging data, and development of state-of-the-art methods for measuring, processing and interpreting neuroimaging data. LHBD also offers independent expert consulting services and training for establishing MEG laboratories, and for all aspects of MEG and EEG measurements and data analysis. More >>

  • University of Trento, Center for Mind/Brain Sciences CIMeC (Italy)
    The center studies the functioning of the brain through the analysis of its functional, structural and physiological characteristics, in both normal and pathological conditions. In order to investigate the neural correlates of behaviour, the center makes use of state-of-the-art neuroimaging methodologies. The CIMeC is made up of various neuroscientific labs dedicated to fundamental and applied research, computational and experimental psycology labs, and a PhD program in "Cognitive and Brain Sciences". More >>

  • Universität Konstanz, Deptartment of Psychology (Germany)
    The Department of Psychology is one of six disciplines of mathematics and natural science section at the University of Konstanz. We have become one of the most active and successful psychological research departments within the German universities. The focus of the department is facing the future challenges for basic research and teaching, thus contributing to the growing importance of neuroscience and social sciences to society. More >>

  • Canterbury Christ Church University, Department of Applied Social Sciences (UK)
    Psychology at Canterbury Christ Church University has a commitment to excellence in scientific research. The psychology team consists of specialists from some of the major sub-disciplines, including cognitive, developmental, health, social and psychophysiological psychology. This diversity of expertise enables us to pursue research topics of considerable contemporary significance, whilst maintaining excellent standards of teaching through the inclusion of the most up-to-date findings. More >>

  • Universite de Picardie Jules Verne, Laboratoire de Neurosciences, Fonctionnelles et Pathologies, Amiens (France)
    Functional Neuroscience Laboratory and Pathology. Located downtown, midway between the two hospitals north and south, the Faculty has premises shared with the Faculty of Pharmacy. Un effort particulier a été réalisé pour faire bénéficier étudiants et enseignants d'un équipement multimédia de qualité dans le prolongement du festival international biennal du film médical FILMED créé en 1988. A special effort was made to benefit students and teachers of quality multimedia equipment in the extension of biennial international film festival Medical FILMED established in 1988. More >>

  • Durham University, Department of Psychology (UK)
    Research in the department ranges from developmental psychology (e.g. attachment) to developmental psychopathology (autism, schizophrenia) and from evolutionary psychology to cognitive neuroscience and vision. More >>

  • 4-D Neuroimaging, San Diego, CA (USA)
    4-D Neuroimaging, formerly known as Biomagnetic Technologies, Inc., installed the first MEG systems for human study at UCLA and the National Institutes of Health in the mid 80s. Since then, 4-D has installed over 50 MEG systems throughout the world. In addition to on -site training during system installation, 4-D provides in-depth training for researchers, technologists and clinicians at selected customer sites around the world. There are currently over 30 large-scale 4-D MEG systems in operation worldwide. 4-D Neuroimaging provides a comprehensive program of site planning and complete installation service for all 4-D systems. 4-D engineers work with hospital and university architects and planners, from the beginning, to insure that the site is optimally configured for MEG studies. More >>

  • University of Cambridge, Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute (UK)
    The Behavioural and Clinical Neurosciences Institute (BCNI) links clinical research at the level of functional neural systems to basic work on the brain with a common theme of different neuroimaging modalities and neuropsychopharmacology. The imaging modalities employed will include functional neuroimaging (PET & fMRI), single unit recording, in vivo neurochemistry, telemetry, and, eventually, gene expression. The Institute would integrate and co-ordinate basic work carried out in the School of Biological Sciences, with research in the programmes of the MRC Unit for Cognition and Brain Sciences, as well as the Clinical School (Depts. of Psychiatry, the Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre and the Centre for Brain Repair). The main objectives are to identify neural systems with defined cognitive or behavioural functions that underlie different forms of cognitive dysfunction and psychopathology. This would enable more accurate definitions of phenotype, hence refining diagnosis and potentially motivating novel therapeutic strategies and their assessment. More>>

  • The University of York, York Neuroimaging Centre (UK)
    The York Neuroimaging Centre provides scientists and clinicians with access to state-of-the-art noninvasive imaging technology. Facilities include: MEG (248 channel magnetometer based whole head magnetoencephalography), MRI (3 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging), EEG (96 channel high density electroencephalography), Subject interface (the latest visual, auditory, somatosensory, olfactory and motor equipment) & High Performance Computing (Apple G5 based cluster for data analysis and neurocomputation simulations). More >>

  • Universiteit Maastricht (The Netherlands)
    Psychological research at the Universiteit Maastricht is characterized by a focus on cognitive and biological psychology, by an emphasis on experimental research, and by an integration of fundamental and applied research. Part of the research projects are in collaboration with the faculties of medicine and health sciences. Research programs participate in national research schools, such as Experimental Psychopathology (EPP-UM), Experimental Psychology (EPOS-UvA), Extramural Health Care (CaRe-UM), European Graduate School of Neuroscience (EURON) and in national institutes, such as the F.C. Donders Institute for Cognitive Neuroimaging (KUN). More >>

  • International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA), Trieste (Italy)
    Cognitive Neuroscience is one of the research sectors of the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA), Trieste, Italy. The sector is comprised of the following laboratories: Cognitive Neuropsychology and Brain Imaging; Language, Cognition and Development Lab; Developmental Neurobiology; Tactile Perception and Learning Lab; LIMBO - Liminar Investigations in Memory and Brain Organization and the Behavior and Neural Development Lab. More >>

  • Rochester Center for Brain Imaging, New York (USA)
    The Rochester Center for Brain Imaging (RCBI) provides researchers at the University of Rochester, as well as neighboring institutions, with access to a state-of-the-art 3T magnet for research using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Although the primary use of the Center is to gather functional MRI data from the normal adult brain as participants perform a variety of tasks, it is capable of providing structural images of many anatomical structures. More >>

  • Brain & Cognitive Sciences at Rochester, New York (USA)
    Members of the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences study how we see and hear, move, learn and remember, reason, produce and understand spoken and signed languages, and how these remarkable capabilities depend upon the workings of the brain. We also study how these capabilities develop during infancy and childhood, and how the brain matures and becomes organized to perform complex behavior. Our Department provides a focus for studying cognition, complex behavior, and brain function. But we also recognize this pursuit as an interdisciplinary endeavor, and the Department and its members have strong ties to associated programs in other academic departments and centers, notably Computer Science, Linguistics, Visual Science, and several neuroscience departments in the Medical Center. More >>

  • Newcastle University, Institute of Neuroscience (UK)
    Understanding the brain is perhaps the greatest scientific challenge of the 21st century. The Institute of Neuroscience aims to advance this goal by fostering novel and integrative neuroscience research, collaboration and training at the University of Newcastle. Drawn together by the Institute, researchers in clinical and theoretical medicine; in biology and psychology, computer engineering and nanoscale technology; and in the humanities and social sciences form 'critical mass' that constitutes one of the largest groupings of brain scientists in Europe. More >>

  • Department of Psychology at APU in Cambridge (UK)
    The EEG lab is a recently built unit in the department. EEG enables the measuring of electrical brain activity occuring during all kinds of cognitive processes such as language, face perception, learning etc. The main focus of research done with EEG is exploring the human brain mechanisms responsible for language functions and learning as well as the involvement of the right and left cerebral hemisphere in various cognitive and perceptual tasks. Our experiments mainly use ERP (event-related potential) techniques and include both visual and auditory ERP recordings as well as behavioural tests. We employ a 64-channel EEG setup and all recordings are performed in an acoustically and electrically shielded chamber. More >>

  • Macquarie University, Macquarie Centre for Cognitive Science (Sydney, NSW, Australia)
    The Macquarie Centre for Cognitive Science (MACCS) was established on January 1 2000 with funding from the Australian Research Council with funding for up to nine years under the Council's Special Research Centre scheme. Their remit is to carry out research and research training in cognitive science with particular emphasis on three general domains of cognition: Language; Belief Formation & Visual Cognition. A major thrust of the MACCS research programme is to carry out studies of people with acquired or developmental disorders of one or other of these domains as a way of learning more about the normal processes of cognition. The labs include the Southern Hemisphere's first neuroimaging laboratory using magnetoencephalography (MEG). The MEG laboratory includes two MEG systems, including the world's first system specifically designed for research with young children. In addition, existing MACCS facilities include an Eye-tracking laboratory, an ERP laboratory, and a newly outfitted language acquisition laboratory. More >>

  • University of Glasgow, Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging (UK)
    The current creation of a Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging (CCNi) within the Department of Psychology is a strategic priority of the University of Glasgow. This Centre is an interdisciplinary effort to understand the complex relationship between brain, cognition and behaviour at multiple levels of analysis. The Centre will bring together researchers with an interest in cognitive neuroscience, functional neuroimaging, neuropsychology and computational modelling. An integrated programme of research will benefit from a platform of complementary, state-of-the-art brain imaging facilities entirely devoted to research in Cognitive Neuroscience. CCNi will be equipped with a 3T fMRI scanner, a MEG system, a TMS system, and several EEG systems – including fMRI compatible recording systems. More >>

  • Slovak Academy of Sciences, Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience, Bratislava (Slovakia)
    The Institute is the only Slovak research institution dealing with the systemic and organ human physiology (basic and clinical research). The establishment of the Institute has allowed the promotion of research in human cardiovascular physiology, human neurophysiology and psychophysiology on a professional level in Slovakia. The problems of hypertension and of vascular blood flow, of the electrical heart field, of processing information in brain as related to several disorders and diseases, of the human postural mechanisms and of possibilities to model disturbancies of brain information processing are in the centre of interest. More >>

  • The City College of New York (CCNY), New York (USA)
    CCNY specialises in measuring the psychophysical (signal detection, reaction time) and electrophysiological (event-related potentials) activity of human participants as they perform tasks of visual, auditory, or cross-modal selective attention (i.e., making cognitive decisions within distracting environments). The goal of this research is to develop formal models of human attentional systems, models that explicitly link on-line physiological processing to momentary behavioral performance. The BBTK is being used in a new studfy, "Translational Neuroscience Study of Social Learning and Trust Appraisal in Borderline Personality Disorder". More >>

Vision & Visual Attention

  • Simon Fraser University, Department of Psychology (British Columbia, Canada)
    In less than 40 years SFU has gained an international reputation for its strengths in the liberal arts and sciences, as well as for its innovative interdisciplinary and professional programs. It has been rated as Canada's best comprehensive university five times (1993, '96, '97, '98, and '00) in the annual rankings of Maclean's magazine and has consistently placed at, or near, the top of the publication's national evaluations. More >>

  • The University of Birmingham, School of Psychology (UK)
    The School of Psychology has become one of the largest and most active psychology departments in Britain, with an excellent reputation for teaching and research. We gained 23 out of 24 in the QAA Quality Assessment Review of teaching and a grade of 5* in the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise. Over £6 million of research grants and contracts are currently held. The vision sub-group investigates the brain processes involved in recognizing, naming (objects and words), and attending to faces and everyday objects. Their work lies at the interface between perception, memory and knowledge, using methods from experimental psychology and cognitive neuroscience (brain imaging, computational modelling, neuropsychology, trans-cranial magnetic stimulation). More >>

  • University of Connecticut, Department of Psychology (USA)
    Research is a primary mission of the UConn Psychology Department. UConn Psychology ranks 3rd in R&D expenditures among all U.S. psychology departments in the most recent (FY05) NSF statistics. Active participation in research is a key component of undergraduate training in Psychology at UConn. In the 2006-2007 academic year, 449 undergraduates participated in faculty-supervised individualized research projects, and 76 of these undergraduates appeared as co-authors on refereed journal articles or as co-presenters on papers or posters given at regional or national conferences. More >>

  • Universität Potsdam, Department of Psychology (Germany)
    In a unique scientific environment is established in 1991, the University of Potsdam, which has already been enshrined in its founding concept of the close cooperation with its neighboring non-university research institutions. Sie ist die größte Hochschule des Landes Brandenburg und zugleich auch eine der jüngsten und der am schönsten gelegenen akademischen Einrichtungen Deutschlands. It is the largest university in the state of Brandenburg and also one of the youngest and the most beautifully situated of all academic institutions in Germany. More >>

Biomedical Engineering

  • University of Iowa, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Iowa City (USA)
    Biomedical Engineering as a discipline has developed rapidly over the past four decades and finds applications in all aspects of human health care. Biomedical engineers apply engineering science and technology to problems arising in biology and medicine. Examples of such problems include instrumentation and device design, the design of computerized medical imaging algorithms and equipment, artificial heart valve analysis and design, the analysis of spinal biomechanics, biomaterials development and tissue engineering applications to implants design, and quantitative modeling and simulation of physiological systems. More >>

Other

  • Universität Konstanz, Department of Economics (Germany)
    The Center for Psycho-Economics at the University of Konstanz brings together researchers from three disciplines (Economics, Psychology and Pedagogics) in a joint effort to develop a better understanding of how conflicting motives and strategies Determine actual human behavior, how human agents can regulate the Resulting decision conflict or learn from it, and Which are the economic and educational consequences of both the conflict itself and its regulation.

    The methodology of the projects within the center is mainly experimental, with emphasis placed on (incentive-compatible) laboratory decision- and game-theoretic experiments. The methodology of the projects within the center is mainly experimental, with emphasis placed on (incentive-compatible) laboratory decision-and game-theoretic experiments. Most of the experiments performed at the Center combine standard economic models (providing content ) and psychological paradigms (providing method ) in order to isolate the decision processes underlying actual human behavior. Most of the experiments performed at the Center combine standard economic models (providing content) and psychological paradigms (providing method) in order to isolate the actual decision processes underlying human behavior. The experimental approach is complemented by empirical field data centered on applications to the study of school and labor market performance. More >>