The Perception Lab

The perception lab consists of 2 areas each containing 4 isolation booths and a control desk.

Each booth contains a chair and a built in desk. The computers in each booth are Apple Mac Minis with the following hardware :

  • Focusrite Safire LE external firewire sound cards
  • Beyerdynamic DT770 headphones
  • DPA 4066 omnidirectional headband microphones


The machines are configured to dual-Boot OS X and Windows and run the following software for presenting experiments:

  • E-Run (E-Prime runtime environment, Windows only)
  • Matlab
  • Psyscope (OS X only)
  • Web browsers (Safari, Internet explorer, Firefox, Chrome)
  • DMDX (Windows only)


Each booth is additionally equipped with:

  • E-Prime button box
  • Dual Action Gamepad
Identical computers are located on each control desk additionally equipped with E-Prime development licenses.