2019 Psychological and Brain Sciences Open House

On Nov. 2 PBS opened up several labs to the public, giving visitors a chance to explore some of the exciting technology and methods used by our researchers!

students laughing and trying three block task

Visitors enjoy the Learning Lab's block task, a neat brain teaser used in child studies.

visitors inject gel into electrodes on EEG cap

Graduate student Helena Jacob (pictured right) instructs participants as they apply conductive gel to points where EEG electrodes meet the scalp.

visitor with glasses looking at monitor with a composite of images

Patrick Sadil (pictured left) demos active shutter 3D glasses, and how the cMAP lab uses this technology to study visual perception and memory in the brain.

lab members smiling next to lab sign

Members of the Affect and Social Cognition Lab directed by Linda Isbell.

visitor looking at monitor hooked up to eyetracking apparatus

The UMass Eyetracking Lab demos their eyetracker.

student presents adoption research with poster

The Rudd Adoption Research Program presents recent research projects.

Adam Grabell talks to students in his lab

Faculty member Adam Grabell explains how the SEED Lab uses fNIRS technology along with custom-designed video games to study emotion regulation in children.

woman plays touchscreen game in lab

The SEED Lab's interactive video game.

colorful waiting room with childrens toys

The SEED Lab waiting room.

stuffed animals and blocks on miniature stage

A glimpse of one of the stages used in the Infant Cognition Lab.

Thank you to everyone that came to our Open House, we had a great time meeting new people and showcasing some excellent PBS labs!