Psycholinguistics Labs for Experimental and Computational Research
The Psycholinguistics Group offers state of the art research facilities for conducting on-line and off-line experiments, corpus-based research and computational modeling.
Eye Tracking Labs
The visual-world paradigm monitors eye-movements in visual scenes which result from spoken linguistic stimuli. To support such experiments, the lab has:
- Two Eye-Link 2, head-mounted eye-trackers, from SR Research
- Custom developed software for conducting visual word and reading experiments, and performing data analysis
- Experiment Builder and Data Viewer software
- All necessary software and hardware for preparation of visual and auditory materials
- For experiments demanding especially high resolution eye tracking, such as reading, the lab has:
The remote eye-tracking lab makes available two systems which enable recording of gaze without any physical connection with the participant.
- One Tobii 2150 system, with the eye-tracking hardware embedded into the bezel of a 21" LCD Monitor
- E-Prime software for experiment design and execution
- Six FaceLab 5.0 remote eye-trackers from Seeing Machines are cascaded to track head orientation and eye gaze in up to 270°. This enables us to monitor gaze in more immersive visual environments.
The EEG/ERP lab supports neurophysiological investigations of language processing:
Reaction Time Lab
For a range of response-time experiments, the lab has:
- Two PCs equipped with serial response button-boxes, microphones
- E-Prime software for developing and running various kinds of comprehension and production experiments.
The group has a network of modern Apple iMac and Mac Pro workstations which are served by Sun file/compute servers. Facilities include:
- Access to all major English and German corpora
- Software tools for corpus research
- Infrastructure for web-based psycholinguistic experiments
- Multi-platform software for statistical analysis, graphics, video and audio processing.