Booking site for the booths and the equipment

http://www.booking.brams.org

BRAMS equipment at UdeM – MARIE-VICTORIN PAVILION 

Specific laboratories

Motion capture room

  • Qualisys System, 32 cameras, 1000 frames per second (infrared markers)
    Records human movements with high resolution in 3D (largest non-commercial system in Canada)

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Lab

  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation System (TMS) – Magstim/ Rapid 2
    Stimulates the brain with magnetic pulses

  • EMG AD Instruments
    Captures and records muscle activity
  • Brainsight Neuro-navigation system
    Optical positioning system allowing real-time visualization of the stimulation site

Three Electro-EncephaloGraphy (EEG) Labs

(in soundproof electrically shielded Faraday booths)

Recording of EEG data without electric or acoustic interference

  • Five 64-channel BioSemi EEG systems
    High-density recording of electrical brain activity (up to 64 electrodes)
  • Two Neuroscan Synamps EEG systems -TMS compatible
    High-density (64 channels) recording of electrical brain activity (alone or during TMS stimulation)

fNIRS Laboratory (functional Near InfraRed Spectroscopy)

Assesses the activation of the cortex by measuring the amount of oxygenated and deoxygenated hemoglobin in relation to neuronal activity

Soundproof booth with a Dome of 80 speakers

Allows the controlled presentation of a sound environment

Testing laboratories _ Three general-purpose soundproof booths with:

  • Five BIOPAC systems
    Recording of physiological responses such as respiration, heart rate, electrodermal activity, pulse oximetry, etc.)
  • A transcranial direct current stimulation system (tDCS)
    To Activate or inhibit brain areas using a non-invasive brain stimulation
  • EyeLink 1000 EyeTracker system
    Captures and accurately analyzes eye activity; where a participant’s eyes are focusing
  • KEMAR dummy-head microphone
    Binaural recording and calibration

  • Two AC40 interacoustics audiometers
    Allowing standard audiometry tests (measuring auditory thresholds)
  • Polhemus 3D head tracker
    3D localization of the exact position of specific regions of the head/ EEG electrodes
  • 32-channel Digital Mixer console with 32 microphone Preamplifiers
    Recording 3D sound environments
  • Two in-ear binaural microphones
    Recording sounds in the ear canal

LAVAL CAMPUS

  • Computerized Bösendorfer Piano 
    Accurately recording and reproducing a piece played by a pianist

General equipment

  • 15 computer stations for data analysis

  • Polycom teleconference system

Software

  • Matlab
  • Acqknowlege
  • Besa 5
  • Besa 6 complete
  • Eprime
  • Presentation
  • Brainvoyager QX
  • Adobe Creative Suite 5
  • Brain Vision Analyzer
  • Max MSP 5 + Jitter
  • Max MSP 6 + Jitter
  • Sony Vegas 12

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