At Heriot-Watt University we also have a Neurophysiology Lab which includes Electroencephalogram equipment (EEG) to record electrical brain activity and Electrocardiogram (ECG) to record heart rate activity.
Stuart and David are conducting their 4th Year Dissertation research in the Neurophysiology Lab where they are measuring the impact of autistic and anxious personality traits on an individual’s reaction to threat.
Throughout their research they have been showing emotionally provocative images to participants and recording their reactions, using the EEG to record the peaks and troughs in electrical brain activity and using the ECG to record heart rate activity.
Both Stuart and David hope to go into the competitive field of clinical psychology after graduation and using the EEG and ECG equipment in the Neurophysiology Lab has given them experience and expertise that very few undergraduates around the country have.
Our Neurophysiology Lab is also used by our academics and researchers to conduct important research into areas such as:
• the effect of Alzheimer’s disease and sleep related brain activity on memory
• the processing of emotions
• the differences in brain activity for individuals with conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis and Schizophrenia