MIND Laboratory

MINDLab

Data CollectMIINDLab The Mission Impact through Neuro-inspired Design (MIND) Laboratory at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD (APG) is designed to facilitate basic and applied research that transitions neuroscience knowledge and approaches from the laboratory to real-world environments and applications. The MIND facility comprises two core elements: First, a multi-chamber, re-configurable experimental space provides state-of-the-art, electrically and acoustically controllable environments specifically designed for maximizing neurophysiological, physiological, and behavioral measurement capabilities and data acquisition. Facilities support a wide range of tasks bolstering single- and multi-participant, multi-disciplinary translational neuroscience research efforts. There is a centrally located control chamber specifically designed for neurophysiological research, with custom patch-panels containing a variety of electrically filtered pass-through connections. MIND’s second core element is a computing laboratory with more than two dozen networked, multi-core, large memory capacity Linux workstations and a dedicated multi-core distributed computing server that enables the development, implementation, and utilization of advanced computational and algorithmic approaches.


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POC: Cortney Bradford
Established 2011



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Research: With a focus on incorporating neuroscience-based concepts and tools, the research facility is designed to ease subject testing while remaining extremely flexible. This space is used for studies focusing on, but not limited to:

  • Brain-computer interaction technologies
  • Soldier performance prediction
  • Multisensory information processing
  • Stressor effects on neurocognitive task performance
  • Individual differences in neurocognition
  • Visual scanning behavior
  • Adaptive information displays
  • Cognitive metrics development and validation
  • Development and testing of novel neuroimaging techniques
  • Creating novel EEG phantom devices






Equipment: The lab has equipment to support many types of physiological measurement to include: Electroencephalography, electromyography, electrocardiography, electrodermal activity, motion tracking, and eye tracking. We have software platforms available to enable rapid development of experimental paradigms incorporating synchronized, multi-modal physiological data collection. A major unique resource is that we have EEG systems representing all major contemporary manufacturers and styles, providing not only a strong resource for PIs but a strong understanding of critical data acquisition features and challenges. In addition we have available EEG phantom devices and use in evaluating emerging EEG technologies, new electrode design, EEG data collection in novel environments, and testing new and existing algorithms for processing EEG data.


Mobile EEG Systems

Computing resources: We have 26 networked, Linux workstations with 8 to 20 core CPUs, most with 192 to 256GB of RAM, plus a dual-use server with 32 cores, 512GB of RAM and 40TB of storage space. We’re in the initial stages of moving to approximately 200TB of storage as well as adding twenty workstations which have advanced GPU capabilities.