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Experimental Research

In the School of English we have a psycholinguistics lab housing an Eyelink 1000+ eye-tracking system from SR Research.

Students of all levels including undergraduates, masters and PhD students utilise the labs for psycholinguistic tests, recruiting participants for eye-tracking experiments and more.

To find out more on how our students use our labs and eye-tracking equipment during there degrees, take a look at some of our research lab pages and student profiles for further insight.


Language Research Labs

In our new labs we monitor people’s eye movements using eye-tracking to see how they read, look at scenes and watch movies. We apply electrodes to the skin and/or scalp to measure electrodermal activity (EDA) which measures increases in skin conductance that are caused by sweating due to emotionally arousing stimuli when people read. We use facial electromyography (EMG) to detect facial muscle movement that indicates emotional responses like frowning or smiling when people read or see images. We use electroencephalograms (EEG) and event-related potentials (ERP) that measure the electrical activity of the brain to words when reading or listening. 





Student profiles

Find out how our students are using our new labs and equipment for their degrees and research:

Undergraduate students 

PhD students


School of English

Trent Building
The University of Nottingham
University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 5900
fax: +44 (0) 115 951 5924