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Visual Motor Laboratory Data Examples
Visual Motor Laboratory
Visual Motor Lab

Purpose and rationale:
Research within VML involves projects that examine visual attention, arousal, mental workload, and attentional bias.  The goal of the VML research program is to understand how vision and cognition control and modulate behavior. This research is based on the use of eye movement recordings, biometrics, psychophysiological recordings including EMG, EEG, and ECG as well as other measures to examine cognitive function in information rich environments.  The lab is designed to measure human behavior in dynamic situations through virtual simulations, video games, or in more static, self-paced laboratory tasks.   A secondary focus includes research to determine how visual search behavior influences motor dysfunction such as Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) and freezing of gait in Parkinson’s disease. At the core of the research is to investigate the links between the perceptual (processing) and motor systems (output).   This line of research currently has been funded through Research and Creative Activity Grants as well as Research and Development Awards.

Current equipment housed in the VML:

  • Neuroscan EEG 64-Channel NuAmps system  
  • Applied Science Laboratories (ASL, Waltham, MA) 5000 SU eye movement system with Eyehead Integration software
  • Biopac (Goleta, CA) MP35 data physiological acquisition unit with EMG, ECG, EEG, and accelerometer data collecting devices
  • Three Pentium rated Dell Computers 
  • Sharp LCD Projector
  • Visual Reaction Timer

Contact:

Dr. Nick Murray
167 Minges Coliseum
(252) 737-2977