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Richard W. Backs

Engineering Psychophysiology Research Laboratory

Sketch of Coming Health Professions Building

The laboratory is currently located in the new Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions Building.

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Rick Backs, Lab Director

Sergio da Silva, Graduate Student

Kim LeGro, Graduate Student


Psychophysiological Response During Auditory Attention to Affective Stimuli Following Unilateral Frontal Lobe Lesions

Sergio running the experiment and monitoring the EEG and autonomic data acquisition.

Sergio as a subject.

Sergio analyzes EEG data.

The Effect of Orthostatic Manipulation of Cerebral Blood on Cognitive Function in Young an Old Adults

Steve is performing auditory/manual and visual/pedal choice reaction time tasks in the supine position on the tilt table, while Kim runs the experiment.

Kim tilts Steve to 70-degrees head-up tilt to perform the tasks.