Microcomputers in social psychophysiological research: An overview Academic Article uri icon


  • Microcomputer systems have become commonplace in the psychophysiological laboratory during the past 5 years and are currently used in all phases of data acquisition, experimental control, and data analysis. In the past year, however, advances in microprocessor technology and scientific software have greatly extended the capabilities of these desk-top systems. Small laboratories now can afford an integrated laboratory microcomputer system and both the high-fidelity data acquisition hardware and the sophisticated analysis capabilities traditionally found in large minicomputers. We briefly describe the demands that social psychophysiological research can place on computer systems, the system presently employed in our laboratory, and a system being installed to overcome limitations on sampling rate, sampling periods, and waveform analysis. © 1985 Psychonomic Society, Inc.

author list (cited authors)

  • Tassinary, L. G., Marshall-Goodell, B. S., & Cacioppo, J. T.

citation count

  • 4

publication date

  • September 1985