The experiments carried out in the Autonomic measurements labs focus on taking autonomic measurements, i.e. heart rate, skin conductance, muscle tension and other physiological variables.
The labs are equipped with computers with different types of software. For example, stimulus software provides test participants with images or words, and their physiological responses are measured on another PC and amplifiers. Headphones also allow test participants to listen to sounds, and a rotating table can present participants with various types of food or smells.
The Autonomic measurements labs are used for studies into the memory, the usefulness of lie detection, and emotions in the field of sexology. In skills training, students learn how to attach electrodes and measure heart rate, for example, in order to measure people’s physical responses to various confronting photographs.