The Department of Psychology

Sound Cage

The last and newest room is the "Sound Cage." This anechoic chamber was built just this year and the set up is most elaborate. The Cage houses a pentium computer that controls stimulus through a sound card and a set of relays. The arragement of stimulus is on a horizontal array that surrounds the participants over a 12 feet diameter span. The use of lights and speakers can be mounted on the apparatus not only horizontally but vertically also. This room had a lot of history ranging from the use of a self contained motorized boom to the use of I-beams.

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