Laboratory of Experimental Psychology
The laboratory of experimental psychology has it's roots in the long tradition of research on visual perception and psychophysics at the University of Tartu. Nowadays our research interests also include affective and social neuroscience, auditory perception (including language processing), impulsivity, working memory, attention, food behaviour and self-control, time perception, fatigue and it's effect on performance, and many other topics that can be categorized under cognitive psychology or -neuroscience. We use various methods in our everyday research, starting from pen-and-paper tests and behavioural measurements, and ending in psychophysiological measurements (e.g., eye tracking, brain metabolism, activation and changes in the brain's electrical signals, heartrate, skin conductance, electromyography etc.) and collecting gene and hormonal information from blood and/or saliva samples.
The laboratory of Experimental Psychology is located in two buildings. For quality EEG measurements we have a laboratory in the Chemicum building (Ravila 14a). Behavoural measurements can also be conducted in the laboratory room located at the Institute of Psychology (Näituse 2 building).
Lab members (featuring prof. Jüri Allik) in June 2013 at the traditional party ending the academic year. Missing from the photo- prof. Risto Näätänen and PhD student Merle Havik.