Equipment & Facilities


shapeimage_4Taking a multi-systems approach to understanding how mind-body associations are related to health we use hardware and software developed by Quasar, Biopac Systems, Finapres Medical Systems, and LC Technologies in combination with Mindware Technologies software to monitor

  • Central Nervous System functioning with wireless EEG,

  • Peripheral Nervous and Cardiovascular Systems functioning using impedance cardiography and patented Finapres technologies, and

  • Behavioral Responses using free movement eyetracking.

If you are interested in getting involved with this research as a student, research assistant, or study participant, please contact us.

Physiological Measures

Some of the current physiological recording techniques and measures employed by the SP&H Lab include the following:shapeimage_3

  • Beat-to-beat Non-invasive Blood Pressure

  • Heart Rate Variability via Electrocardiogram

  • Impedance Cardiography

  • Baroreflex Sensitivity

  • Peripheral Vascular Resistance (i.e., TPR)

  • EEG Asymmetry

  • Pupillometry

  • Salivary Cortisol



The lab is the newly renovated Minard Hall on the NDSU campus. We are on the 2nd floor in the main psychology office area rooms 232C14, 232C20, and 232C24. Please contact our office to inquire about the availability of guest parking passes.

Fargo, ND

Fargo shares the North Dakota-Minnesota border with Moorhead, MN. In the Fargo-Moorhead (F-M) area there are two universities (NDSU and Minnesota State University Moorhead) and one college (Concordia College). In addition, there are 3 major hospitals (including a VA), a medical school department of neuroscience, and a neuroscience research institute that offer opportunities for collaboration. The Sanford Medical Center is an integrated health system with the largest group practice and hospital in North Dakota. The facilities include a level III neonatal intensive care unit, the Roger Maris Cancer Center, and a state-of-the-art cardiology division. Essentia Health is an integrated health system serving patients in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, and Idaho.Screen Shot 2013-03-08 at 10.39.20 AM

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