Experiments in our lab utilize several hardware tools, software frameworks and image material that are complex and required custom development. On this site we gather some of these tools and make them available under a public license for anyone interested in using them. Please refer to this website if you happen to publish manuscripts using any of these tools (see also the Open Source Licensing of the Materials).
- 3D Objects with a controllable, multidimensional feature space (Quaddles): We have been developing and validating in psychophysics studies a novel set of 3D objects that allow to parametrically control multiple feature dimensions of these objects (color, body shape, arm bending, surface pattern, etc.). We call these objects Quaddles and describe tools to generate and test the 3D objects here.
- Unified Suite for Experiments (USE): We describe a complete, intergated experimental suite for behavioral studies in 2D and 3D environments using the unity3D video engine and programming framework. We call the suite USE (Unified Suite for Experiments).
We provide the overview of the hardware and software solutions underlying use here.
Multicamera-Monitoring NeuroCam System: The NeuroCam is composed of up to five Digital camera and a website interface to control how these cameras are videostreaming at user controlled resolution. The video footage is temporally synchronized and allows frame-by-frame access. Event information can trigger start and stop and events can be inserted manually or remotely during video collection via a TTL / Event I/O box allowing 16bit events.
A detailed manual describing its hardwarecomponents (see picture) and the software use is available online here [>>>> ADD LINK] under an open GNU license.