Social sciences opens new anechoic research facility
- October 19, 2011
- Facility is available for use by faculty pursuing auditory research
The School of Social Sciences Anechoic Facility opened in fall 2011 as a shared school resource for use by all faculty who have an interest in auditory research. The facility includes a large (12.5′x12.5′x7′ interior) acoustically isolated RF-shielded chamber for free-field research and a second smaller RF-shielded steel booth for research using headphones. The facility has access to state-of-the-art equipment including a harmonizer, function generators, oscilloscopes, mixers/equalizers, amplifiers, ABR setup (auditory brainstem recording) and research-quality vocal microphones and headphones.
The facility is managed by UCI cognitive sciences professors Bruce Berg, Greg Hickok, Virginia Richards and Kourosh Saberi whose primary areas of expertise include hearing, speech and language.