The Department of Cognitive Science operates several principal facilities for conducting its research. Further information for each facility available to researchers can be found by clicking the corresponding image below.
Cognition in Action Facility
The Cognition in Action Facility employs natural human movements (such as reaching & grasping) as measures in tasks investigating cognitive processes.
Event Related Potentials (ERP) Facility
The ERP Faciltiy, measures two types of brain responses: event-related potentials (ERPs) and fixation-related potentials (FRPs).
The Eye-Tracking Facility uses monitoring of people’s eye-movements to gain important insights into the underlying cognitive processes involved in completing specific tasks.
KIT-Macquarie MEG Laboratory
MEG is a unique Facility that allows passive studies of how the brain is able to produces the contents & processes of the mind.
Language Acquisition Facility
The Language Acquisition Facility provides a welcoming environment for studies with children aged 18 months and upwards, with up-to-date technical support for all researchers.
Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation (NIBS) Facility
The NIBS Facility uses noninvasive brain stimulation to gain novel insights into the workings of the brain.
Portable Emotiv Laboratory
More information coming soon.
Behavioural Cognition Facility
Behavioural Cognition Facilities are used to run paradigms such as Rapid Serial Visual Presentation (RSVP), Masked Priming, Repetiton Blindness and Attentional Blink.
Body Perception Laboratory
In the body perception lab we have facilities and equipment to study the multisensory mechanisms of self-perception. This includes equipment to manipulate visual bodily signals (such as rubber hands and virtual hands) as well as multisensory signals (such as tactors and LEDs)
Macquarie University Reading Clinic
The Clinic provides research-based assessments and intervention for people with reading and spelling difficulties, and professional development for teachers and clinicians.
Portable NeuroPhysiology (PNP) Facility
More information coming soon....
Macquarie MRI Facility
Through Macquarie Medical Imaging at Macquarie hospital researchers of the department have access to two MRI systems, the Siemens Verio 3T scanner and the GE 750W 3T scanner. Both these scanners can be used to perform either functional or structural MRI sequences.