Cognitive neuroscience researchers manage a wide range of well-equipped research laboratories. See members’ research websites for specific information. Two shared facilities are highlighted below.
Peter S. Allen MR Research Centre
The University of Alberta has a long history of MR imaging, having implemented in 1985 the first MRI in western Canada. The present state-of-the-art research-dedicated lab features three full-body magnetic resonance imaging systems (1.5T, 3.0T, and 4.7T). The lab is directed by Dr. Christian Beaulieu and staffed with highly skilled professionals. A wide range of applications are available. See the website for further information.
Shared Cognitive Neuroscience Space
Drs. Caplan, Mathewson, Singhal, and Wiebe are especially involved in the cutting-edge EEG/ERP facility. It is equipped with two high-level systems (256 channels). These systems are set up for source localization via photogrammetric electrode localization, and they are synchronized with an eye-tracking device. The laboratory also has two sound-attenuated chambers and a participant preparation area. In the near future this laboratory will have the capability for simultaneous EEG/ERP and fMRI recordings. The development of this lab was supported by grants from the Department of Psychology (Faculty of Science) and the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (to Drs. Caplan and Singhal).