Behavioral Lab Resources

Below is a general overview of the resources available in the Behavioral Lab. 

Hardware

Main Lab (3518)

  • 18 Dell desktop computer workstations surrounded by a 24" privacy screen, connected to the Smith School network.  Each can be equipped with:
    • Labtec Elite-840 headphones for audio stimuli
    • Logitec video web cameras
    • Logitec Joystick
  • Ceiling mounted projector and retractable projection screen with PC, cable and AUX inputs.
  • 2 adjustable wall-mounted cameras with DVD recording capabilities.

Eye Tracking Lab (3518 A)

  • 2 Tobii Eye Trackers
  • 2 Dell desktops to support each Eye Tracker
  • Large wall-mounted plasma display with AUX cable

Team Processes Lab (3509)

  • Wall partitions, tables and chairs to allow for up to 5 separate working spaces
  • 2 adjustable wall-mounted cameras with DVD recording capabilities.
  • Ceiling mounted projector and retractable projection screen with PC, cable and AUX inputs.
  • AV panel to control camera angles and DVD recording.
  • 6 ceiling mounted microphones.

Team Processes Lab (3518 A)

  • 2 adjustable wall-mounted video cameras with DVD recording capabilities.
  • 2 ceiling mounted microphones.
  • AV panel to control camera angles and DVD recording remotely.
  • Large wall-mounted plasma display with AUX video/audio cable for laptops.
  • Wall partitions to allow for separate working spaces

Software

In addition to the Smith School's standard software, lab experimenters have access to the following:

  • logo.medialab.behavioral labMediaLab 2008: Allows researchers to develop and run electronic surveys and experiments, collect reaction time data, and record Internet clickstreams. The software collects data centrally and converts data files to SPSS and Excel for analysis.
  • DirectRT: Allows researchers to measure online response latencies with very high accuracy.
  • Qualtrics: Online survey tool that allows experimenters to create and distribute web-based experiments
  • SONA Experiment Management System: Using this web-based software application, researchers can post study sessions online, coordinate participant signups and report credits earned.
  • Microsoft's Visual Basic: Visual Basic is a flexible language that allows researchers to develop executable programs.
  • Lotus Sametime and Quickplace: Useful for studying virtual team interactions.