Saturday, October 29, 2005

Hearts Beat Quicker

These are good days in the Communication & Cognition laboratory. Stealing myself away from classroom duties, more progress was made toward having an active psychophysiology laboratory.

Along with a motivated undergraduate student, Monica Baker, and some e-mails from Indiana, we got skin conductance and heart rate (EKG or ECG) running in the lab. Since I do not have a lab manager, I have not gotten around to ordering key components, such as sensor collars and sensor gel. This left us to use Scotch tape to hold the sensors in place, so we really did look like mad scientists.

Despite these technology troubles, we were able to detect and record a usable signal. I will order electrode collars on Monday, and we should be able to do a real pre-test within 10 days or so.


Blogger IUAngelini said...

You could have a lab manager for the right price. :)

12:35 PM  

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