Cambridge Research Systems Display++ LCD Monitor
This monitor displays visual stimuli with precision timing at a refresh rate of 120Hz. Luminance can be calibrated for each RGB channel. We also use this monitor with active 3D goggles, which enables us to examine stereopsis. It can also serve as a touch screen for those interested in pointing studies.
Tobii TX300 Eye-tracker
Our eye-tracker records eye movements with extreme high precision timing and accuracy, capturing gaze data at a sampling rate of 300Hz. Its monitor can be detached from the eye tracking unit. Our eye tracker is portable, which we use in primary schools. The system integrates well with E-Prime (versions 2 and 3), which along with PsychToolBox, is what we normally use to program visual stimuli to participants.
PLATO Visual Occlusion Spectacles
These spectacles feature lenses that are able to rapidly change between states of transparency and occlusion. This enables us to accurately control the timing of when real objects (as opposed to computerised images) are presented to participants.
Our stereoscope enables us to present images to different eyes. It is used in our continuous flash suppression and binocular rivalry studies.
ATI Nano Force Transducers
The lab is also equipped with a range of force transducers for measuring grip and load forces during object lifting.
Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Lab members carry out fMRI using the neuroimaging facilities at the Swinburne University of Technology (in Melbourne). The centre houses a Siemens 3T Tim Trio. For more information:
We also carry out some of our fMRI experiments at the Bendigo Health hospital, which houses a Siemens 3T Skyra.
Vision and Motor Tests
We have a battery of vision (Snellen, RanDots, Ishihara colour plates) and motor (Grooved Pegboard, Perdue Pegboard, dynamometers) tests.