Cognitive neuroscience facilities 

Get practical experience in our purpose-built psychology facilities. From groundbreaking transcranial magnetic stimulation to eye tracking and neuronavigation, our facilities will help you further your understanding of the human body and mind.

Access cutting-edge neuroscience equipment

Our cognitive neuroscience facilities located at our Burwood Campus are purpose-built for researchers and psychology students to examine the relationship between brain structure, cognition and behaviour. You’ll have access to equipment that allows you to investigate the human mind using the latest cognitive neuroscience techniques.

Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS)

tDCS stimulates the brain by delivering weak electrical currents from electrodes against the scalp. It’s used to examine task performance via the relationship between brain activity, cognition and behaviour.


Neuronavigation uses a brain scan to determine targets for TMS application, increasing the accuracy by allowing us to see exactly where we are applying TMS. Used in clinical groups to personalise TMS treatment.

Electroencephalography (EEG)

EEG measures brain activity via small electrodes on the scalp. It helps us understand the link between brain activity and cognitive processes, like memory and perception.

Analysis Labs

Examine, analyse and visualise participant data and run MRI analyses using technical software packages.

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)

TMS stimulates the brain by delivering brief, magnetic pulses from a coil held against the scalp. It’s used to study the relationship between brain activity, cognition and behaviour.

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Electromyography (EMG) measures a muscle’s electrical activity through small electrodes that are placed on the skin. EMG is often used in combination with TMS, to stimulate the brain’s motor cortex and record responses in hand muscles.

Near infrared spectroscopy

Near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) measures blood volume in the brain to provide measure of brain activity. NIRS can be used to investigate frontal lobe activity while a person is performing a verbal creativity task.

Eye tracking 

Eye tracking 

Eye tracking uses an infrared camera to determine where, and for how long, a person is looking at an item. It's a strong indicator of visual attention and can be combined with other neuroscience techniques to better uncover the relationship between brain, cognition and behaviour.

Gait analysis walkways 

Gait analysis walkways 

A gait analysis walkway measures the subtle aspects of a person’s walk, considering their balance, step length and step timing, through thousands of tiny sensors that are embedded in a mat where the person walks. It can be used as an investigative tool in diagnosis.

Thinking about doing a higher degree by research?

We have a strong research culture and a proud history of applying findings to clinical practice, education programs and policy. Our school is home to the Cognitive Research Unit where we translate research into action.

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Contact us

If you have further questions about our cognitive neuroscience facilities, please get in touch.

Email the School of Psychology

Email the CNU lab manager