What is the Cognitive Lab?
The Cognitive Research Lab at Bard College gives students the opportunity to help with ongoing research in semantics and sentence processing. Students may also use the facilities to pursue independent research in cognitive psychology, linguistics, psychophysiology.
How do I get to the Cognitive Lab?
The Cognitive and Social Research Lab is located in Preston 132. Preston is the brick building attached to Aspinwall and near Ludlow in main campus. Enter through the main doors and, instead of entering Preston Theater, turn left at the bottom of the stairs. The Lab is the second door on your left, room 132.
Social Psychology and Cognitive Psychology share a lab space which consists of a main waiting area, a conference room, a psychophysiology lab and a cognitive testing room. The labs have computers equipped with data collection programs, data analysis programs, and various psychophysiological equipment.
If you are a Bard student collecting data for a research project in psychology,
remember that you have these software and equipment resources available.
- Digital video recorder and tripod
- Digital audio recorder
- ATR-20 professional quality microphone
- Audiometric hardware (to administer hearing tests)
- Ishihara color plates (color blind testing)
- Text-to-speech/speech-to-text software
- International Affective Picture System (IAPS) stimulus set (includes sound files)
- Psychophysiology recording equipment for
heart rate, respiration, skin conductance, and EEG
- Interactive software for studying anatomy & physiology
- Light table for viewing MRIs
- Hardware & software for reaction time experiments
- Super Lab software
- E-Prime software
- A wide variety of psychology videos (click here for partial list)
Lab Courses provide a special opportunity for you to begin independent research. Lab courses incorporate close reading of classic and recent research articles with attention to research methods. As the semester progresses, an increasing amount of time is devoted to conducting, analyzing and writing up your own independent research project. Click here for more information on particular lab courses offered.
To look at previous researchers in the Cognitive science lab, please click here
Recently taught lab courses include Cognitive Psychology Lab and