Perception Lab

Two students using the Perception Lab. One is laying down and the other is holding a clipboard. They are in a dark room.

The perception laboratory in psychology is a unique and highly specialised space for conducting sensory-perceptual studies. It is a windowless, sound attenuated, electromagnetically shielded room that creates a dark and silent space similar to a flotation tank. The room is equipped with a reclining chair for participants and the necessary stimuli to create a uniform visual field and auditory input for participants, allowing researchers to create an experience of near-complete sensory deprivation.

The lab is primarily used for Ganzfeld studies, investigating perception and the effects of sensory deprivation. The lab is further equipped with two 21-channel EEG’s for neuropsychology studies, as well as eye trackers for studies of attention.