Our labs’ facilities are housed in the Psychological and Brain Sciences (PBS) building and the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC). The PBS building is a brand-new, state-of-the-art facility recently completed in 2019. Our spaces in PBS include work space for our researchers and staff, conference rooms, and participant testing rooms. Within these spaces, we have specialized experimental rooms for our eye-tracking equipment and multiple high-density EEG systems.
The PBS building is a pleasant 10-minute walk away (“across the river” as our departments would say) from UIHC and the Carver College of Medicine. We have designated research spaces for EEG and TMS systems at UIHC, making participation convenient for our patient research populations. In addition, we have access to the research-dedicated 3T and 7T fMRI scanners housed by the Magnetic Resonance Research Facility.
Working with our valued collaborators at UIHC, we further expand the methodologies at our disposal to study cognitive control in the human brain. Working with the researchers of Neurosurgery’s Human Brain Research Lab, we collect electrocorticography and local field potential data during acute neurosurgical cases. We carry out lesion method research in collaboration with the Benton Neuropsychology Laboratory and the Division of Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology, who maintain one of the largest neurological patient registries in the world. In addition, we work with experts in noninvasive neuromodulation in the Department of Psychiatry to develop research protocols for “virtual lesions” using repetitive TMS.