Lancaster University has some of the best in-house laboratories and laboratory equipment of any UK university.

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Aberrant Experience, Awareness, & Emotion Laboratory

Research in the laboratory focuses on disorders in consciousness and aberrant experiences. These can include hallucinations, perceptual distortions and delusions. These experiences are often associated with neurological disorders and psychopathology. Yet, they can also occur in the complete absence of these factors in the psychologically ‘normal’ population.

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Social & Emotional Development Laboratory

The Social & Emotional Development Lab is part of the Infancy and Early Development and Perception & Action groups. Our research broadly concerns the origins and development of young children’s social and emotional competence. We are particularly focusing on three main topics: empathy, emotional information processing, and action perception. We study children from birth till late childhood and for this purpose, we use a variety of methods (behavioural, neuro-imaging and psychophysiology).

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Neuroscience of Speech Laboratory

Research in the laboratory focuses primarily on investigating the neural bases of speech communication. We are interested in studying how normal brains communicate, and also what goes wrong in the brains of people with speech and language impairments.

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