Psychology Human Sciences Suite (PHSS)

The Psychology Human Sciences Suite (PHSS) hosts a suite of adjoining research laboratories dedicated to psychophysiological research on human participants.

The PHSS consists of: A Neuroscience Laboratory, focusing on Eletroenceplograph (EEG); a Pain Research Laboratory, used for pain perception and pain tolerance research; a Cardiovascular Laboratory, for ECG, HRV, EOG, BP, research (also used for emotional response recording e.g. GSR); A Central Control Room, with digital data communication to each of the aforementioned laboratories, allowing remote observation and communication; A Phlebotomy Cubicle, for finger prick blood sampling, e.g. Glucose absorption; a Kitchen Preparation Area for the preparation of food & drink items for consumption in research studies; Ambulatory monitoring devices for off-site physiological recording.

The PHSS also plays host to a full range of experimental based software for experimental design, build, acquisition and analysis.


  • Biopac MP150, MP36, MP45
  • NeuroScan Synamps RT - 64ch EEG
  • Neurosensory Analyser (TSA11)
  • Cold Pressor (Cold Bath)
  • CareScape Vital Signs Monitor
  • Experiment Building Hardware (Response Boxes)
  • Experiment Building Software (E-prime / Superlab)
  • Mixing Desks and Vision Mixers
  • Emotiv Epoc+
  • Virtual Reality (HTC VIVE, Samsung Gear)
  • Ambulatory: Bionomadix, TM2430 BP Monitors

PHSS Technical Skills

EEG Acquisition and Analysis

Remote Physiological Recording

Remote Experimental Observations

Virtual Reality with Temperature Pain Stimulus

Portable Technology

Portable EEG

Audio Stimulus Control


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Opening Times

Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021