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Psychology Research Software

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Our human behavior research software is designed to help you create a stronger understanding of how humans act, think, feel, and perceive.

Biosensors in Psychology

Cognitive Processes · Emotions · Decision-making · Neuropsychology

Understanding the multiple facets of the human experience requires multiple approaches. For example, testing potential priming effects – are there differences in attention? Do exhibited emotions change? Are there subtle physiological responses? Or with memory tests – does sustained attention alter the outcome? Is this impacted by psychophysiological stress?

Psychology researchers now have the tools available to answer all of these questions within single experimental paradigms – creating a truly holistic understanding of human cognition. iMotions provides an efficient system for handling data from single or multiple biosensors – allowing you to collect and understand data that matches the intricacy of the questions you’re facing.

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For great psychology research

iMotions provides the framework for great science to happen. Build the experimental sequence, present stimuli in any format, and collect data from almost any device. Export data as you need, or produce analyses with open R notebooks directly in iMotions. iMotions functions like an extra member of your team – helping you streamline your research, work with sensor technology across studies, and even allows for more cross-laboratory collaborations thanks to the flexibility of the software.

iMotions is used at over 800 universities worldwide

Psychology Research Applications with iMotions

Understand humans better

Biosensors make human behavior measurable, in almost any situation. Despite their established use within psychology research, a core difficulty remains with their synchronization within experimental paradigms. iMotions provides a single software solution for controlling the experimental process, executing studies, and synchronizing multiple data streams. iMotions also has robust compatibility with external psychology stimulus presentation and analysis tools like MATLAB, SPSS, E-Prime, Psychtoolbox, and PsychoPy.

Psychology researchers are currently using iMotions for:

Key features to simplify and amplify your work

Connect. Record. Process.

Synchronize a range of sensors

In a unified software platform, for applied single- or multi-modal research.

Design, present, and record

The entire experimental process together, and even take iMotions across or outside labs with one common software.

Fully adaptable

Modify as you need with the API, LSL, and Annotation Tool for behavioral coding

Automatic analysis

Get results quickly and publish faster using the calculated metrics from our transparent R Notebooks

Explore Integrated Hardware

Seamlessly combine research-grade sensors from our partners

Whether for clinical psychology, cognitive neuropsychology, organizational psychology, or other disciplines, high-end sensor technology integrates natively with iMotions, and our flexible API broadens the integration possibilities for third-party sensors. The iMotions software is adaptable to your research parameters, making it much easier to work with different sensors or sensor combinations across studies.

Our hardware-agnostic approach enables integration from these partners and more:
Advanced Brain Monitoring

Objective Data for Understanding Emotional Expressions

AcademiaCustomer case

iMotions helps Oxford University address entirely new areas of research into emotions. By utilizing an objective and automated system for measurements of facial expressions, Dr. Danielle Shore is able to rapidly explore emotional reactions in game theory contexts.

How do biosensors capture human attention and emotion?

Present your stimuli, synchronize biosensors, manage respondent data, and analyze human responses – all in the iMotions Platform. Click on an icon to learn more about each biosensor module.

Research made possible with iMotions

Northeastern University, Janssen Research & Development, Duke University School of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, and the University of Washington – Manfredonia et al.

Researchers used iMotions to better understand facial expression recognition abilities in children with autism.

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