Psychology students at Hull benefit from a wide variety of cutting-edge equipment in our research labs.

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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) Simulator

Students benefit from hands-on experience of using our MRI simulator for research. It also prepares participants for the experience of taking part in part in research using MRI.

TMS and tDCS

We have dedicated laboratories for transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) which are used to identify the contribution of brain areas to cognitive processes, and also to treat patients with brain injuries or psychiatric conditions.

TMS uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain while tDCS delivers a low intensity electrical current to a specific area of the brain.

Functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS)

Images of brain regions can be continuously visualised by fNIRS to investigate human information processes. It is a non-invasive imaging technique that is more flexible than MRI.

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Eye-tracking lab

Eye tracking laboratory

Students and researchers use our eyelink high-speed tracking system to study behaviour by analysing head and eye movements. It's used to monitor tasks where perceptual judgements are critical.


Students use EEG, which measures electrical activity generated by the brain, to learn more about cognitive processes such as sensory perception, selective attention and object recognition.

The Centre for Health and Clinical Neuroscience

This is the doorway through which people beyond the University access us for our research and clinical expertise. We offer psychological assessments for a wide range of conditions, including problems related to obesity and eating disorders, and dementia.

Facilities include an observation suite where students can watch interviews, via camera or a two-way mirror, as well as nutrition and biometric assessment equipment to accurately measure weight, height and adiposity. We also have equipment to monitor blood pressure, heart rate and other indices of stress.

Audio laboratory

Our audio laboratory is equipped with a sound-attenuating audiometric test booth and associated hardware. It is used to study responses to sounds, including noise, speech and music.

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Contact us

School of Life Sciences
  • University of Hull
  • Hull, UK
  • HU6 7RX