Sophie Hutta

A6 2-201 u. A6 2-202 (Campus Map)

head of the lab

Prof. Dr. Esther Ruigendijk


Speech and Music Laboratory
FK III Linguistic and Cultural Studies 
Carl von Ossietzky University                              
Ammerländer Heerstr. 114-118
26111 Oldenburg
Room: A6 2-201 & A6 2-202 (Campus Map)

For researchers

What does the speech and music lab offer?

The speech and music lab offers an adequate location for several types of experimental studies. Projects that involve eeg, mobile eeg, eye-tracking, reaction time measurement, audio-recording and experimental presentation both of the visual and the auditory paradigm can be realized in the speech and music lab. Hardware and software allow preparation of experimental stimuli, data collection and processing of collected data in a variety of formats and settings.

Technical equipment of the lab

Data collection with EEG:

active and passive EEG systems with the number of electrodes desired for the experiment according to the international 10-20 system using easycaps for head sizes between 52 and 60, which makes them suitable for research on children and adults.

Data can be collected with mobile EEG: a brain train mobile EEG system based on Bluetooth connection with pre-mounted electrodes of the standard layout according to the international 10-20 system. There are easycaps for children and adults available (head sizes between 52 and 60). The data can either be collected with a laptop for experiment presentation and EEG recording or with a mobile phone for both presentation and recording in a mobile device.

Data collection with eye tracking:

  • an Eyelink Portable Duo eye tracker, which can be used in both head-stabilized mode (with a chin rest) and remote mode (head free to move) and allows recording at a sampling rate of 250-2000 Hz. Both a laptop and a tripod are available for the eye tracker, so testing can be done both with a laptop and with a separate monitor. The eye tracker is portable and could also be used outside the speech and music lab to collect data on site (for example in a school). 
  • a Tobii Pro TX300 screen-based eye tracker, which allows for recordings at a sample rate of 60-300 Hz in remote mode (head free to move).

Other devices: 

Data collection with a number of other devices in different settings (both hard- and software) is also possible. To name only a few, the speech and music lab has a sound-reduced booth that allows recordings and experimental presentation in a noise- and stimulus-controlled setting, several response-collection devices and a sound-pressure monitor for research on music production.

Who to contact?

If you have any questions about the available hard- and software or if you would like to borrow equipment from the lab or use the language and music lab for your own projects, please contact us via

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