Facilities provided by the department

Cedrus usb boxes

The department has 15 RB-730 responsboxes from Cedrus that are "tuned" with 4 more time accurate push buttons.

Cedrus boxes use a usb to serial port, the desktops are configured to recognize cedrus boxes on COM4.

Settings for the dip switches on the boxes must be set manually and are different depending on the experimental software you use:
Eprime: 1 up; Presentation: all down; Tscope: all down; Python: all down

If you still use a computer with XP and the old cedrus drivers, follow steps 1 to 4 on this webpage

 

Head/micro phones

The department has 5 over ear, noise-cancelling head phones

and 1 usb microphone (SE Electronics USB1000a) with tripod

 

Labs

Room 090.022 - 6 pc

This room has 10 cubicles where subjects can be tested. It has 6 desktops with monitor, US keyboard, mouse, parallel port LPT3(1)

Hardware specifications: Dell Optiplex 3020 mini-tower; Intel Core i5-4570; 4 GB RAM; Benq XL2411Z LED monitor: 1920 x 1080; up to 144Hz; 2 ms RT

Software specifications: Windows 7 32 bit; Eprime 1.1 SP3; Eprime 2.0.10; Tscope 1.0.176; Tscope 5.0.5b; Presentation 17.0 and 18.2; Open Sesame 3.7.1; PsychPy2 1.84.2; Arduino 1.5.6-r2; Microsoft Excel 2010

(1) The parallel port has a custom hardware address, Eprime 1.1 SP3 and Tscope 1.0.176 do not support custom hardware addresses.

Always check the refresh rate of the monitor before you start testing: Right click the desktop - NVIDIA control panel - change resolution.

Room 090.024 - 5 pc

This room has 5 desktops with monitor, US keyboard, mouse, parallel port LPT3(1)

Hardware specifications: Dell Optiplex 3020 mini-tower; Intel Core i5-4570; 4 GB RAM; Benq XL2411Z LED monitor: 1920 x 1080; up to 144Hz; 2 ms RT

Software specifications: Windows 7 32 bit; Eprime 1.1 SP3; Eprime 2.0.10; Tscope 1.0.176; Tscope 5.0.5; Presentation 17.0 and 18.2; Open Sesame 3.7.1; PsychPy2 1.84.2;  Arduino 1.5.6-r2; Microsoft Excel 2010, Matlab R2012b

(1) The parallel port has a custom hardware address, Eprime 1.1 SP3 and Tscope 1.0.176 do not support custom hardware addresses.

Always check the refresh rate of the monitor before you start testing: Right click the desktop - NVIDIA control panel - change resolution.

Room 090.021 - Eyelink

The EyeLink 1000 system is an advanced eye-tracking system, based on the non-invasive acquisition of eye movements using video technology. Its capability includes:

  • Extremely high spatial resolution measurements of an average of 0.15° accuracy.
  • Fast video sampling rates of 1000 Hz.
  • Network link (Ethernet) connects eye-tracking computer to experiment's subject-display computer. Support for real-time data transfer and protocol.
  • On-line analysis of eye movement data into saccades, fixations and blinks. Data is automatically stored into a data file for flexible post-acquisition and analysis.

This video-based technology avoids some of the disadvantages inherent in systems that use semi-invasive electrodes or contact lenses, including drift and noise artifacts. This technique provides measurements for horizontal and vertical eye positions and pupil size.

Responsable Research Assistents: Nicolas Dirix and Aster Dijkgraaf.

Room 120.075 - Eyelink+

The EyeLink 1000 plus system is an advanced eye-tracking system, based on the non-invasive acquisition of eye movements using video technology. Its capability includes:

  • Extremely high spatial resolution measurements.
  • High sampling rates (up to 2000 Hz monocular or 1000 Hz binocularly).
  • Head free setup possible .
  • Supports programs written in C, COM, Presentations, E-prime, MATLAB and LabView.
  • Network link (Ethernet) connects eye-tracking computer to experiment's subject-display computer. Support for real-time data transfer and protocol.
  • On-line analysis of eye movement data into saccades, fixations and blinks. Data is automatically stored into a data file for flexible post-acquisition and analysis.

This video-based technology provides measurements for horizontal and vertical eye positions and pupil size.

Responsable Research Assistents: Nicolas Dirix and Aster Dijkgraaf.

Room 090.018 - EEG/eyetracking (heart rate + skin conductance)

The Laboratory of Experimental Psychology has a combined EEG and eyetracking lab with additional integrated heart rate and skin conductance measures. EEG, heart rate and skin conductance are measured with an Acti-Champ set-up and eyetracking is done with a SMI-red250 set-up. All EEG caps can measure up to 64 EEG channels and have a standard 10-20 electrode placement. Before running your first experiment with this set-up, please contact Esther (esther.deloof@ugent.be).

Responsible Research Assistent: Esther De Loof

Specifations of the stimulus pc: Windows 10; Eprime; Presentation; Matlab; Python

Faraday cage 2 - ERP

Hardware specifications: Dell Optiplex 9010 mini-tower; Intel Core i5-3570; 16 GB RAM; Benq XL2411Z LED monitor: 1920 x 1080; up to 144Hz; 2 ms RT

Always check the refresh rate of the monitor before you start testing: Right click the desktop - NVIDIA control panel - change resolution.

Software specifications: Windows 7 64 bit; Eprime 2.0.10; Tscope 5.0.4; Presentation 17.0; Open Sesame 0.29.3; Arduino 1.5.6-r2; Microsoft Office 2010

Responsible Research Assistent: Kate Ergo

This is a faculty lab room! It needs a double booking: one via "Beheer Gemeenschappelijke Infrastructuur" and one on our laborganizer

How to use the ERP ?

 

Laptops

D820

Hardware specifications: Dell Latitude D820; Intel Pentium T2500; 1.5 GB RAM; 15.4 inch monitor: 1920x1200; 60Hz; Belgian Period keyboard

Software specifications: Windows 7 32 bit; Eprime 1.1 SP3; Eprime 2.0.8; Tscope 1.0.176; Tscope 5.0.5b; Presentation 17.0; Arduino 1.5.6-r2; PsychoPy 1.85.2; Microsoft Excel 2010

Deficiency: the screen has a white vertical line

D830

Hardware specifications: Dell Latitude D830; Intel Core 2 Duo T7500; 4 GB RAM; 15.4 inch monitor: 1920x1200; 60Hz; Belgian Period keyboard

Software specifications: Windows 7 32 bit; Eprime 1.1 SP3; Eprime 2.0.10; Tscope 1.0.176; Tscope 5.0.5b; Presentation 17.0; Arduino 1.5.6-r2; PsychoPy 1.85.2; Microsoft Office 2010

E5520

Hardware specifications: Dell Latitude E5520; Intel Core i3-2350M; 2 GB RAM; 15.6 inch monitor: 1366 x 768; 60Hz

Software specifications: Windows 7 32 bit; Eprime 1.1 SP3; Eprime 2.0.10; Tscope 1.0.176; Tscope 5.0.5b; Presentation 17.0; Arduino 1.5.6-r2; PsychoPy 1.85.2; Microsoft Office 2010

E5530-1

Hardware specifications: Dell Latitude E5530; Intel Core i3-3120M; 4 GB RAM; 15.6 inch monitor: 1920 x 1080; 60Hz

Software specifications: Windows 7 32 bit; Eprime 1.1 SP3; Eprime 2.0.10; Tscope 1.0.176; Tscope 5.0.5b; Presentation 17.0; Presentation 19.0; Arduino 1.5.6-r2; Matlab R2015b; PsychoPy 1.85.2; Microsoft Office 2010

E5530-2

Hardware specifications: Dell Latitude E5530; Intel Core i3-3120M; 4 GB RAM; 15.6 inch monitor: 1920 x 1080; 60Hz

Software specifications: Windows 7 32 bit; Eprime 1.1 SP3; Eprime 2.0.10; Tscope 1.0.176; Tscope 5.0.5b; Presentation 17.0; Presentation 19.0; Arduino 1.5.6-r2; PsychoPy 1.85.2; Microsoft Office 2010

E5550-1

Hardware specifications: Dell Latitude E5550; Intel Core i5-5300U; 8 GB RAM; 15.6 inch monitor: 1920 x 1080; 60Hz

Software specifications: Windows 8.1 64 bit; Eprime 2.0.10; Tscope 5.0.5c; Presentation 18.3; Arduino 1.5.6-r2; PsychoPy 1.85.2; Microsoft Office 2013

E5550-2

Hardware specifications: Dell Latitude E5550; Intel Core i5-5300U; 8 GB RAM; 15.6 inch monitor: 1920 x 1080; 60Hz

Software specifications: Windows 8.1 64 bit; Eprime 2.0.10; Tscope 5.0.5c; Presentation 18.2; Arduino 1.5.6-r2; Microsoft Office 2013

E5550-3

Hardware specifications: Dell Latitude E5550; Intel Core i5-5300U; 8 GB RAM; 15.6 inch monitor: 1920 x 1080; 60Hz

Software specifications: Windows 8.1 64 bit; Eprime 2.0.10; Tscope 5.0.5c; Presentation 18.2; Arduino 1.5.6-r2; Microsoft Office 2013

E6500-1

Hardware specifications: Dell Latitude E6500; Intel Core 2 Duo P8400; 4 GB RAM; 15.4 inch monitor: 1920x1200; 60Hz; Belgian Period keyboard

Software specifications: Windows 7 32 bit; Eprime 1.1 SP3; Eprime 2.0.10; Tscope 1.0.176; Tscope 5.0.6; Presentation 19.0; Arduino 1.6.11; PsychoPy 1.85.2; Microsoft Excel 2010

E6500-2

Hardware specifications: Dell Latitude E6500; Intel Core 2 Duo P8400; 4 GB RAM; 15.4 inch monitor: 1920x1200; 60Hz; Belgian Period keyboard

Software specifications: Windows 7 32 bit; Eprime 2.0.10; Tscope 1.0.176; Tscope 5.0.6; Presentation 19.0; Arduino 1.6.11; PsychoPy 1.85.2; Microsoft Excel 2016

E6500-3

Hardware specifications: Dell Latitude E6500; Intel Core 2 Duo P8400; 4 GB RAM; 15.4 inch monitor: 1920x1200; 60Hz; Belgian Period keyboard

Software specifications: Windows 7 32 bit; Eprime 2.0.10; Tscope 1.0.176; Tscope 5.0.6; Presentation 19.0; Arduino 1.6.11; PsychoPy 1.85.2; Microsoft Excel 2016

Asus 1215N-1

Hardware specifications: Asus eee pc 1215n; Intel Atom D525 dual core; 4 GB RAM; 12.1 inch monitor; 1366 x 768; 60 Hz

Software specifications: Windows 7 32 bit; Eprime 1.1 SP3; Eprime 2.0.10; Tscope 1.0.176; Tscope 5.0.5b; Presentation 17.0; Arduino 1.5.6-r2; Microsoft Excel 2007; Microsoft Powerpoint 2007

Asus 1215N-2

Hardware specifications: Asus eee pc 1215n; Intel Atom D525 dual core; 4 GB RAM; 12.1 inch monitor; 1366 x 768; 60 Hz

Software specifications: Windows 7 32 bit; Eprime 1.1 SP3; Eprime 2.0.10; Tscope 1.0.176; Tscope 5.0.5b; Presentation 17.0; Arduino 1.5.6-r2; Microsoft Excel 2010; Microsoft Powerpoint 2010

Asus 1215N-3

Hardware specifications: Asus eee pc 1215n; Intel Atom D525 dual core; 4 GB RAM; 12.1 inch monitor; 1366 x 768; 60 Hz

Software specifications: Windows 7 32 bit; Eprime 1.1 SP3; Eprime 2.0.10; Tscope 1.0.176; Tscope 5.0.5c; Presentation 17.0; Microsoft Excel 2007; Microsoft Powerpoint 2007

Asus 1215N-4

Hardware specifications: Asus eee pc 1215n; Intel Atom D525 dual core; 4 GB RAM; 12.1 inch monitor; 1366 x 768; 60 Hz

Software specifications: Windows 7 32 bit; Eprime 1.1 SP3; Eprime 2.0.10; Tscope 1.0.176; Tscope 5.0.5b; Presentation 18.2; Arduino 1.5.6-r2; Microsoft Excel 2007; Microsoft Powerpoint 2007

Asus 1215N-5

Hardware specifications: Asus eee pc 1215n; Intel Atom D525 dual core; 4 GB RAM; 12.1 inch monitor; 1366 x 768; 60 Hz

Software specifications: Windows 7 32 bit; Eprime 1.1 SP3; Eprime 2.0.10; Tscope 1.0.176; Tscope 5.0.5b; Presentation 17.0; Arduino 1.5.6-r2; Microsoft Excel 2007; Microsoft Powerpoint 2007

Deficiency: camera malfunction

 

Mobile computers

The department has 4 trolleys with a desktop and monitor

Hardware specifications: Dell Optiplex 755 desktop; Intel Core 2 Duo E7300; 4 GB RAM; Dell 1708FP LCD monitor: 1280 x 1024; 60Hz; 5 ms RT

Mob 1: Software specifications: Windows 7 32 bit; Eprime 1.1 SP3; Eprime 2.0.10; Tscope 1.0.176; Tscope 5.0.5b; Presentation 17.0; Open Sesame 0.29.6

Mob 2: Software specifications: Windows 7 32 bit; Eprime 1.1 SP3; Eprime 2.0.10; Tscope 1.0.176; Tscope 5.0.5b; Presentation 17.0; Open Sesame 0.29.6

Mob 3: Software specifications: Windows 7 32 bit; Eprime 1.1 SP3; Eprime 2.0.10; Tscope 1.0.176; Tscope 5.0.5b; Presentation 17.0; Open Sesame 0.29.6; CCCP codec

Mob 4: Software specifications: Windows 7 32 bit; Eprime 1.1 SP3; Eprime 2.0.10; Tscope 1.0.176; Tscope 5.0.3; Presentation 17.0; Open Sesame 0.29.6

 

MP3 recorders

Roland R-1

24-bit WAVE/MP3 Recorder; more info on the Roland website.

Roland R-09HR

High-Resolution 24 -bit WAVE/MP3 Recorder; more info on the Roland website.

 

Touchscreens

Elo Touch 1515

15 inch touch screen; serial port; more specifications and Elotouch software on the Elotouch website.

Elo Touch 1525

15 inch touch screen; usb; more specifications and Elotouch software on the Elotouch website.

 

Voicekeys

The department has custom made voice keys: parallel and usb port; fixed delay 200 ms; with headset.

If you want to use a voicekey in combination with eprime, you need a cedrusbox as intermediate.

 

Eprime 2

The department has 6 license keys for Eprime 2; license keys are needed to develop experiments in Eprime, not to run experiments (use E-Run).

 

Eyelink

The department has 4 license keys for Experiment Builder software; license keys are needed for running experiments on the Eyelink or developing experiments in Experiment Builder.

 

Presentation

The department has 5 license keys for Presentation software; license keys are needed for running and developing experiments in Presentation.

 

Cambio card

The University has a contract with Cambio Car Sharing. More info on this internal university webpage. Making an reservation to use the department cambio card is recommended to avoid double bookings. The card can be found in the secretary room.

 

Meetings

beamer

NEC V260X 2600-lumen high-brightness mobile projector

meeting room

our meeting room is not available at the moment