Facilities

The Psychology Building is home to multiple first-class resources and facilities that enhance the research and training efforts of our faculty, staff, and students.

Center for Human Psychophysiology

Students in Lab

The Center for Human Psychophysiology provides access to modern cognitive and behavioral neuroscience technologies. These technologies allow researchers who are interested in aspects of psychology, cognition, and neural processing to augment behavioral methodologies with a variety of noninvasive measures of human brain function such as EEG. For more information, please contact Dr. Robin Thomas.

Psychology Training Clinic

Psychology Training Clinic in Psychology building

The Psychology Training Clinic offers doctoral students in our Clinical program on-site training and experience. Students conduct psychotherapy and psychological assessments under the supervision of licensed clinical psychologists. For more information, please contact Dr. Julie Rubin.

Laboratory of Animal Resources

Lab Animal Resources

The Laboratory of Animal Resources (LAR) is a 13,000 square foot facility that houses Miami's animal research subjects. The state of the art facility includes conventional animal rooms, transgenic suites, 2 surgical rooms and adjacent treatment and prep areas. This resource directly supports and is adjacent to the Behavioral Neuroscience laboratories. For more information, please contact Jazzminn Hembree.

Peripheral and Affective Research

 Psychology Building

The PARC (Peripheral and Affective Research Center) is a shared resource within the Psychology department. The PARC is composed of two experiment rooms and a large experimenter room. The PARC houses equipment that can measure and analyze ECG, respiration, cardiac impedance, HRV/RSA, EDA, EMG, and blood pressure data. For more information, please contact Dr. April Smith.

Center for School-Based Mental Health Programs

 Elementary classroom participating in Center for School-Based Mental Health Program

The Center for School-Based Mental Health Programs establishes collaborative relationships with schools and community agencies to address the mental health and school success of children and adolescents through the promotion of expanded school mental health programs and services. For more information, please contact Dr. Cricket Meehan.

Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Laboratory

fNIRS Lab

The fNIRS (Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy) Laboratory is a shared resource with the Physics department. Similar to functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), fNIRS measures relative blood flow changes in the brain, or the hemodynamic response. The fNIRS system uses near-infrared light, which can pass into the brain, to detect the changes in levels of blood oxygenation. These changes reflect brain function and brain physiology. For more information, please contact Dr. Vrinda Kalia.