Design and Development

NeuroSci specialises in the development of a range of sensory stimulation devices for behavioural and psychophysical studies involving the sensory modalities of touch, taste and smell – either for basic cognitive and neuroscientific research, clinical diagnostics, or for commercial applications. It has expertise in a range of sensory and emotional scaling techniques for clinical or consumer research, and has developed a number of ambulatory monitoring and measuring systems of use in either clinical (e.g. drug trials) or consumer studies.   View our case studies. Neuroimaging techniques such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) have been a mainstay of cognitive neuroscientific research for many years, and are now being increasingly used by industry, and for clinical research and diagnostics.  We have developed fMRI compatible tactile, gustatory and olfactory stimulators, and can advice on the best solutions to your stimulus delivery problems, providing software/hardware solutions for a wide range of applications. The psychophysical study of sensory systems requires stimulus delivery equipment that provides calibrated and consistent stimulation of sensory receptors, and although this has been largely achieved for the study of visual and auditory systems, the senses of touch, taste and smell are becoming increasingly important for FMCG companies providing grooming and feeding products.