Clinical Psychophysiology Lab
Professor Kimble's Psychophysiology Lab focuses on attentional processes in survivors of psychological trauma, particularly military veterans. We use eye tracking and brain imaging to better understand difficulties with concentration and hypervigilance in trauma survivors.
Associate Professor of Psychology
Professor Kimble speaking about the lab's current objectives and research focus.
Student Researchers '12
Hello! This is Hugh writing from the basement of Bicentennial Hall. This summer in the belly of the beast, we are working on inputting data from ongoing research experiments, analyzing data, running research participants, and reading up on some exciting material related to 'alpha power'! Some of these topics may befuddle you, but I hope that we have peaked your interest in coming to visit Room 146 to learn more!
There you will find Hugh and Patrick; who are working under Professor Kimble in his lab this summer. We could help elucidate our research goals for the summer!
Primarily, our research is related to people with trauma, and more specifically people who have been diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Professor Kimble stresses that there is still much to desire when it comes to understanding this complicated disorder. The disorder is emerging from a host of criticisms that these people don't actually have anything wrong with them, and that they should just 'suck it up'.
So there's a baseline, attempting to further the study of this disorder to move the blame off of these afflicted people and on to the trauma that causes this disorder.
There is an introduction, you can expect to hear much more from us soon!