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Stimulus Presentation and Evoked Responses

Stimulus Presentation and Evoked Responses

ADInstruments offers streamlined solutions for stimulus presentation and the recording and analysis of evoked responses. The combination of SuperLab and StimTracker from Cedrus with PowerLab and LabChart lets you create an integrated system with simple media management, tracking and complete control of your research data.

With the ability to run protocols for a variety of stimuli and to synchronize these events with voluntary responses and psychological response data such as skin conductance response, ECG, EEG, EOG, and EMG, our systems have the ease and flexibility to grow with your research.

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Stimulus Presentation and Evoked Responses

Products and Solutions

Supports wide<br />
range of<br />
stimulus inputs

Supports wide
range of
stimulus inputs

Record multiple<br />
signals at<br />
one time

Record multiple
signals at
one time

Complete<br />
System available

Complete
System available

Mix and match<br />
products for a<br />
custom solution

Mix and match
products for a
custom solution

Integrate with<br />
other physiological<br />
recording options

Integrate with
other physiological
recording options

Using SuperLab stimulus presentation software you can build almost any type of experiment that requires visual or auditory stimulation and record subject responses with millisecond precision. StimTracker synchronizes both stimulus and subject response experimental event markers as comments into LabChart analysis software via PowerLab. You can easily acquire other real-time physiological response in conjunction with your research for continuous data tracking and analysis.

In conjunction with our solutions shown below, any device with an analog output (+/- 10V) can be connected to a PowerLab data acquisition system for synchronization of event in LabChart. So you have even more flexibility and can integrate all your data streams in one place.

All of our hardware recommended for human use is backed by the appropriate safety certification standards. More information on safety standards.

Typical Stimulus Presentation and Evoked Response Studies

Stroop Test

Dual Attention and Memory tasks

Reaction times

Sensory perceptions & Illusions

Classic conditioning

Operant conditioning

Supported Stimulus Types

  • Picture Files
  • Movies
  • Rapid Serial Visual Presentation (RSVP)
  • Self-Paced reading
  • Text
  • Sound files

Signals Supported

ECG
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With electrocardiography, alterations in the activity of the sympathetic nervous system due to emotional and cognitive states can be measured using HRV analysis.

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EEG
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Record the electrical activity of the brain that occurs between pairs of electrodes in contact with the scalp and represents the sum of a large amount of underlying neural activity.

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EMG
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Electromyography (EMG) is the study of muscle electrical activity. Useful in recording reflexes and reaction times through to fine facial movements in response to stimuli.

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EOG
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Eye movements can be recorded using electrodes placed in the skin near the eyes. This includes such as tracking moving objects, fixating on stationary objects while the head moves, or measuring the direction and size of eye movements.

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GSR
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Galvanic Skin response is of interest in psychophysiology as eccrine glands respond readily to a person’s mental and emotional state and are often more responsive that other variables such as skin temperature.

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Heart Rate
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Options for both wireless and wired recording of heart rate as a reference to changes in cognitive and emotional states.

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Pressure
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Finger arterial pressure is used to determine systolic, diastolic and mean arterial pressure alongside heart rate and interbeat interval.

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Sound
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Trigger sounds played to participants during the experiment and record responses.

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Temperature
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Record dermal skin temperature as a supplementary variable to assess changes in mental and emotional state.

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Video
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Simultaneously record and synchronize video to observe video and physiological data together.

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Voluntary Participant Responses
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Use of response pads or a response meter allow participants to respond to SuperLab experiments.

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Flexible Data Acquisition

ADInstruments systems provide an integrated solution to advance life science research. With the combination of LabChart analysis software and a PowerLab data acquisition unit you have the flexibility to collect and synchronize a wide range of signals for analysis. We also offer a range of LabChart compatible solutions able to stream directly in LabChart.

LabChart

LabChart

Enabling Discovery

LabChart data analysis software creates a platform for all of your recording devices to work together, allowing you to acquire biological signals from multiple sources simultaneously and apply advanced calculations and plots as your experiment unfolds.

LabChart and Stimulus Presentation and Evoked Responses

PowerLab

LabChart

Data with Integrity

High-performance data acquisition hardware designed for life science research. PowerLab is engineered for precise, consistent, reliable data acquisition, giving you the reproducible data you need while meeting the strictest international safety standards.

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SuperLab and StimTracker

Designed for researchers, not programmers

Easily build and run a wide range of simple through to complex psychology experiments and record subject responses with millisecond precision. All in a point and click interface - No programming required. Easily integrate experimental event codes with ADInstruments data acquisition solutions through the use of StimTracker output device.

All your Stimulus Presentation and Evoked Responses analysis in one place

LabChart software is designed specifically for life science data and provides up to 32 channels for data display and analysis options that are powerful and easy to use. With auto-recognition of ADI and LabChart Compatible hardware, multi-window views, one touch recording, simultaneous recording from multiple devices, specialized preconfigured settings, easy sharing options and an interface that can be customized to show only the features you want to use.

  • An EEG recording from a human being exposed to light stimuli. Alpha wave activity has been isolated using 2 different methods: 1) LabChart Spectrum and 2) Bandpass Filter.

    An EEG recording from a human being exposed to light stimuli. Alpha wave activity has been isolated using 2 different methods: 1) LabChart Spectrum and 2) Bandpass Filter.

Features and Add-Ons

Additional acquisition and analysis features and add-ons to support your Stimulus Presentation and Evoked Responses studies:

Reaction times

The average human reaction time is about 150ms to touch, 170ms for auditory stimulus and about 250ms for visual stimuli. However, many factors can affect an individual reaction time to stimulus. Examples that are often tested as variables in psychophysiology experiments include, age, arousal, distraction, gender, practice, errors, fatigue, punishment, drugs, and warnings. 

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Explore Stimulus Presentation and Evoked Responses Data in LabChart Reader

LabChart Reader is a free application for conducting limited analyses of LabChart data. Download a trial package with example data below.

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Once downloaded, please unzip the folder and install the LabChart Reader application.

Open the "LabChart Data Files" folder to find data files (".adicht"). Data files can be opened in LabChart Reader by double clicking on the file name.

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