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This floor provides critical research space that enhances interdisciplinary collaborations across the College and with community partners. These facilities, including audiology booths, and a sleep lab for studies of language acquisition, hearing and speech development, allow faculty from the School of Nursing and the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSCD) to move their research agenda forward and foster new collaborations in the areas of symptom sciences, aging and chronic disease, public health and diabetes research. 

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Aging & Symptom Science Translational Lab

This lab focuses on examining biological, psychological, and social factors associated with a variety of symptoms (pain, mobility impairments, sleep, cognitive impairments), outcomes (falls, functional ability), and the promotion of healthy aging by using real-time locating system technologies, other activity monitors, physiological sensory nerve testing equipment and sensorimotor tracking systems.

Speech Language Acquisition & Multilingualism Lab

Investigating how infants and young children acquire language, this lab reviews how factors such as bilingualism, hearing loss, and environmental elements such as background noise play a role in children’s language learning. 

Eye Tracker Lab

Some research in this lab will use the eye tracker to study how young children process sentences.  Tracking children’s eye gaze allows a sensitive measurement of how children align what they see with what they head and can be used in children who have limited verbal abilities. 

Sleep Room Lab

This lab will be used to record fine-grained measures of sleep through polysomnography (PSG), examining the electrophysiological correlates of memory consolidation during sleep, and the effect of sleep on learning outcomes. 

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