Cognitive Function, Pain and Perception Laboratory
The Cognitive Function, Pain and Perception Laboratory is equiped with various types of equipment that can be used alone or in combination with others to measure various psychophysiological responses, including the response to pain, which is an important social issue and the focus of many studies at CIRRIS. Some instruments can present visual stimuli and quantify detection and pain threshholds for heat, cold and touch (Thermodes, QST). Others provide psychophysiological data such as electrocardiographic, respiratory, and electrodermal activity (BIOPAC). This laboratory is used to study the interaction between a person’s own sensations and emotions, and those perceived in others.