Neuroscience

Facilities and Equipment

Human Sensation

Vision Science Workstation by Cambridge Research Systems

Computer

This equipment enables us to precisely track eye movements and changes in pupil diameter as a subject observes still images, text, or video.

Allows for the gathering of subject responses to various stimuli, this data can be analyzed to investigate reaction times to visual information.

Equipment

Power Lab data acquisition systems by AD Instruments

Used in Neuroscience and Biology courses, these versatile modular systems allow students to capture electrophysiological data including EMG, EEG, reflexive response, heart rate, blood pressure, galvanic skin response, and intra/extra-cellular neuronal traces.

Equipment

Histology and Imaging

Tissue Sectioning

The neuroscience lab is equipped with multiple microtomes for paraffin embedded or frozen tissue preparation.

Introduction to Neuroscience and Advanced Neuroscience students use these devices to process brain tissue for analysis by fluorescent or bright-field microscopy.

Equipment

Microscopy

microscope

Olympus digital microscopes (florescent, bright-field and phase contrast) allow students to view real-time images of tissue sections or capture images for off-line analysis.

Equipment

EEG

AD Instruments Power Lab hardware permits analysis of EEG