We have state-of-the-art facilities for research and for training:
Our new Psycholinguistics lab features two experimental booths equipped with eye-trackers and two additional workstations for behavioural experiments, with multiple Eprime licenses, button boxes and high speed keyboard for precise recording of response times, and external sound cards for accurate control of auditory stimulus presentation.
Black-out blinds isolate both booths allowing perfect control of lighting for pupillometry studies with the world’s most precise and accurate video-based eye trackers: an EyeLink 1000 and an EyeLink Portable Duo, a portable system which also allows for data collection outside the lab (e.g. schools, hospitals).
The lab also has a generous multipurpose room, fully equipped for experimental design and coding, lab meetings and for welcoming and briefing participants.
Traditionally, phonetic research has been based on acoustic properties of speech recordings, from which we can estimate the position and movement of the articulators used in speech such as the tongue and the lips. We use new technologies such as ultrasound tongue imaging and electromagnetic articulography make it possible to track the movement of these organs in real time, providing fresh insight into the dynamic mechanisms of speech production.
We have an up-to-date professional recording studio which conforms to DDA for accessibility, and which benefits from state-of-the-art recording equipment to produce clear, quiet, professional-level recordings for all academic purposes.
The studio has an air conditioned control room and recording booth which, although turned off during recording, benefit from a low-velocity air changing system which keeps the rooms fresh whilst being almost silent in operation.