On “Black Friday” in the US, shoppers will come out in search of great deals, and researchers can measure the many physiological factors that motivate shoppers other than deals and price cuts.
The psychophysiological factors of stress, the behaviors of others, and of introception can play major roles in decision-making, and BIOPAC systems provide measurements of how physiological factors such as these influence decisions.
Learning to think as scientists think is empowering and drives this process and “Hard” and “soft” research skills combine well with Biopac Student Lab Lessons.
By Howard Iver Thorsheim, Ph.D., St. Olaf College. Information literacy skills projects help students discover that they know that they know how to find information, which increases their sense of competency, and is self-reinforcing.
By Alan Macy, BIOPAC Systems, Inc. The mechanical relationship between the diaphragm and heart and Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia (RSA). are two influences of respiratory activity on the electrocardiogram (ECG).
By Howard Iver Thorsheim, Ph.D., St. Olaf College. How to promote cooperative thinking of team members doing psychophysiology, draw from their richly diverse interests and ideas, and in the process teach a “soft” skill that could transfer to later life.
By Howard Iver Thorsheim, Ph.D., St. Olaf College. I wanted to start the first day of my class with an activity that would engage students’ curiosity and enthusiasm, to set the stage for introducing the course and going over the syllabus!
By Howard Iver Thorsheim, Ph.D., St. Olaf College. Students think psychophysiology is cool…. It generates all kinds of buzz, interest, excitement, questions–even from other faculty and administrators–and psychophysiology appeals to many students in related disciplines,
By Howard Iver Thorsheim, Ph.D., St. Olaf College. Extensive research has repeatedly validated the value of cooperative learning. Yet, attempts to form cooperative learning groups too often failed to meet the expectations of both educators and students.
Noise in functional near infrared (FNIR) imaging data utilized for neurophysiological brain functioning research is a challenge to researchers, The use of dark current measurement in functional near infrared (fNIR) brain imaging can provide a valuable tool in identifying and managing certain type of noise in recordings.