Research Facilities

The Department of Psychology occupies about 80,000 square feet on every floor of Smith Hall. The department has its own servers, computing laboratory, and a series of individual laboratories for neurophysiological, neuroanatomical, and neuropharmacological research. There are more than 16,000 square feet for animal holding and testing.   The Psychology Department with support of RUBIC Rutgers University Brain Imaging Center, also has a state-of-the-art 3T Siemens TRIO for scanning both humans and animals.  An Eyelink-1000 is available for the collection of eye movement data while scanning, BIOPAC MP150 system for recording skin conductance, cardio, and respiratory data in addition to a number response acquisition devices as well stimulus, also rooms available to prep experiments, interview participants, and work on data. 

Additional recent equipment acquisitions include a virtual reality system for the study of spatial navigation, a virtual reality driving simulator, and an optical motion capture system for the perception of biological movement. The department has a variety of human observation and testing rooms, one-way observation rooms, video equipment, high-speed graphics computers, and access to a Hewlett Packard Itanium II Workstation linked to the department's 28-node Opteron computer cluster and storage system, which can hold 20 trillion bytes of data.