Opening of the Psychological Sciences Laboratories (PsychLab)


On the 28th January 2019, the School of Psychology celebrated the opening of the new Psychological Sciences Laboratories (PsychLab) on the Coleraine campus.

Speaking at the event, Dr Victoria Simms (Research Director), said:

"The School of Psychology has a strong research programme encompassing advanced statistical analysis of big data, experimental and applied research. Through considerable investment, the School houses state-of-the-art Psychological Sciences Laboratories (PsychLAB), consisting of a number of specific research environments. The Behavioural Insights Laboratory includes two eye-tracking suites (SMI and TOBII) with integrated biometric equipment. This technology can be used on or off Campus with recent research being conducted in schools and hospital environments. The Exercise and Human Performance Laboratory includes treadmill equipment, on-line metabolic and cardiovascular analysis capabilities, and biological measurement facilities. Our Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory houses transcranial magnetic and direct current stimulation equipment, muscle recording equipment (Tringo Wireless) direct stimulation equipment and movement recording capabilities. The Child Development Laboratory is designed for young children and their parents to take part in experimental research. In addition, the School has a number of social skills suites with audio and video recording equipment that can be used for observational research."