Lab_facilities

Lab facilities

EYE-TRACKING LAB

We use a dedicated eye-tracking room, equipped with a Tobii T120 eye-tracker which is integrated within a 17'' TFT monitor and has a sampling frequency of 120 Hz.
The system is controlled using E-Prime or MATLAB with the Psychophysics Toolbox.


COMPUTATIONAL RESOURCES

We have an HP distributed computing cluster, composed of 7 nodes, each with two Quad-core processors and 32 GB of RAM. Overall, there are 60 cores. The nodes are interconnected with Infiniband technology network. The cluster is controlled by Linux (Mandrake 9.04 distribution), and exploits Open-MPI libraries as communication routines.
We also have high-performance Graphic Processing Units (GPUs). Our top-level card is an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 (Kepler architecture), which is a dual-GPU card that has a total of 3072 CUDA cores and 4 GB of DDR5 memory.


NEUROIMAGING

We have access to fNIRS (functional near-infrared spectroscopy) and fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging). The fMRI lab is based on a 1.5 Tesla MR Scanner (Siemens Avanto) equipped with BrainAmp MR+ for symultaneous EEG recordings, MR-compatible eye-tracker (Resonance Technology Inc), and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS, Magstim 200). The fNRIS lab is equipped with an ISS Imagent multi-channel frequency-domain NIR spectrometer (690 and 830 nm) that provides whole-scalp coverage and allows to investigate cortical activity with high temporal resolution.