Overall aims and goals

The Human Psychophysics and Psychophysiology Unit performs theoretical and applied studies of brain-behavior mechanisms in various fields: language, memory, perception, sleep and circadian rhythms.

Applications include the development of medical diagnostic tools to aid in describing the effects of aging, sleep and circadian rhythms disorders, and other information processing disorders like dyslexia.

The HPP unit consists of three lab facilities:

  • the brain potentials lab which uses EEG recordings to study brain-behavior mechanisms
  • the psychophysics lab in which we study auditory and visual processes like temporal discrimination, sound localization, and visual field asymmetry
  • the sleep lab which specializes in the study of the effects of sleep deprivation, circadian rhythm fluctuations and continuous operation