Approaches to Assessment

Image: Tobii T60XL eyetrackers
Tobii T60XL eyetrackers
We have two Tobii T60XL eyetrackers, which we use to track patterns of attentional allocation, as well as pupil dilation, in studies of information-processing biases.


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Biosemi ActiveTwo EEG/ERP systems
We have two 32-chanel Biosemi ActiveTwo EEG/ERP systems, which we use to assess event-related potentials relevant to attentional allocation, affective reactivity, and working memory. These systems are also used in studies of resting EEG.


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Biopac BioNomadix
We have five Biopac BioNomadix wireless physiological monitoring systems, which we use to assess heart rate, heart-rate variability, respiration, facial EMG, and electrodermal activity. These are used both in single-subject sessions as well as in studies of parent-child interactions.


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MindWare Mobile
We have a MindWare Mobile Physiology and Integrated audio-video system, which allows for the collection of synchronized physiological (ECG, Impedance, EDA, facial EMG) and video inputs from two participants at the same time (e.g., during parent-child interactions).


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Biopac Functional Near Infrared (fNIR)
We have one Biopac Functional Near Infrared (fNIR) optical brain imaging system, which we use to assess dynamic blood oxygenation changes in prefrontal cortex during cognitive and emotional tasks.


Image: BMDI staff are certified phlebotomists
BMDI staff are certified phlebotomists
Finally, BMDI staff are certified phlebotomists and collect blood samples from research participants for studies of genetic, epigenetic, cytokine, and hormonal influences on cognition and mood.