The ArtLab is a multi-purpose event space designed to facilitate behavioral and psychophysiological research into our experience of live presentations of music, literature, the performing arts, and other media in an ecologically valid setting. It features a 46-seat performance hall with professional events management facilities and an adjacent surveillance room that houses scientists and research equipment during experiments. Additionally, the ArtLab features state-of-the-art audio recording and mastering amenities as well as a professional video production site. The ArtLab fulfills virtually all the requirements needed to investigate the individual experiences of an audience attending a live performance, and it can be used for non-experimental presentations and talks as well.
The technical facilities of the ArtLab allow for synchronous registration of acoustic and optical information, facial expression, gestures, peripheral physiological measures, and brain electrical potentials. It also allows for a convenient computer-aided qualitative and quantitative interrogation of audience and performers. Moreover, sound and video recording and editing facilities allow for the production of optical, acoustic, and optoacoustic stimuli of professional quality. Finally, stage lighting and room acoustics may be adapted with respect to the type of performance being investigated.
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Our scientists are always on the lookout for research participants of every age and gender, and you are very welcome to sign up for one of our current research projects. If you wish to be notified about opportunities to participate in future studies, please add your contact data to our research participant registry.