Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science


Consciousness Science at Sussex is supported by a wide range of technical facilities

The Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science performs functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) experiments using the MRI resources available at the Clinical Imaging Sciences Centre (CISC), Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS). Accompanying both our Siemens 3T and AVANTO 1.5T scanners, we have MRI-compatible EEG, NIRS, and eye-tracking devices. A particular strength of our MRI setup is the availability of wide range of MRI compatible physiological measurement devices including pulse oximetry, and respiratory and cardiovascular monitoring. 

We also have a dedicated shielded EEG/TMS laboratory, which uses 64-channel waveguard caps (ANT Neuro) and a VISOR2 neuro navigation system, allowing precise TMS targeting of brain regions based on individual structural MRIs.

Our state-of-the-art virtual reality laboratory, includes not only standard VR but also augmented and substitutional reality environments. Our substitutional reality system uses videos recorded by a panoramic camera (Pointgrey, Ladybug3) projected through a heas-mounted display (Oculus Rift), allowing us to create fully realistic experiences. Our Augmented Reality System uses a combination of a depth-sensing infra-red camera (Microsoft Kinect) and Augmented Reality technologies allows us to manipulate a 3D image of a body-part in real-time through a stereoscopic head mounted display (Oculus Rift).

Sackler Centre Facilities

Photographs courtesy of Barry Falk