Interests

My two current primary research interests are
  1. the practical application of mnemonic (memory-enhancing) techniques to enhance classroom learning
  2. how variations in mood are related to changes in sleep and other biopsychological markers.

 

Previous research of mine has involved studying animal models of epilepsy and the brain mechanisms of memory, emotion, and sleep.

 

 

Equipment

The following equipment is available for use by students in research projects I supervise.

 

iWorx Psychophysiology Teaching Kit 
  • Blood pressure
  • Skin and breath temperature
  • Respiration
  • Pulse
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG)
  • Electrooculogram (EOG)
  • Electromyogram (EMG)
  • Galvanic skin response (GSR)

 

 

 

Muse EEG Headband
  • Commercially available
  • Relatively low cost
  • Easy to apply
  • Allows mobile recordings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In addition, we have a large number of other psychological measures, including neuropsychological tests.

 

 

Kate Johnson demonstrating the use of our psychophysiology equipment in the Psyc Lab.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A demonstration of our psychophysiology equipment was given at the 2019 Camosun Board of Governors meeting by my students Kate Johnson and Gabe Mara.