School of Psychology facilities

State-of-the-art facilities to kick start your career

Learn in new, cutting-edge laboratories and excellent teaching spaces.

In the £26 million Tom Reilly Building, you’ll find psychology students recording brain activity with EEG and fNIRS and using virtual reality systems and a driving simulator to test out simulated activities.

Plus psychology students and research staff take advantage of:

  • Psychophysiology Lab: eye tracking and facial recognition software, game consoles, fNIR system (which monitors changes in cortical oxygenation and deoxygenation in the brain), GSR transducer sets, electro-oculogram amplifier (to record eye movements), evoked response equipment
  • Sensory and Affective Neuroscience Lab: Medoc Pathway Thermal Sensory Analyser used in pain studies, a Robotic Tactile Stimulator for research into affective touch, an olfactometer for smell research, microneurography capabilities used to record and microstimulate single sensory nerves innervating the skin
  • Driving simulator: driver console with steering wheel, brake, clutch and accelerator pedals, and a tester console with programming monitor
  • Appetite Research Lab: fully equipped food preparation kitchen and testing area
  • Human Performance Testing Lab: a dedicated general purpose laboratory for physiological measurements with associated software (EMG, EEG, ECG, GSR, blood flow, air flow, breathing rate, Chart 4.0 Analysis)