Depending on the research question we may use different experimental techniques. However, characteristc of our lab and the method we are specialized in is facial electromyography (facial EMG). You can read more about this technique here. Together with facial EMG measures we often record heart rate and electrodermal activity (e.g., skin conductance) which are also established indicators of changes in a person’s emotional state.
Here are a few pictures of our team members wearing EMG electrodes on their faces, a picture of a single EMG electrode filled with conductive gel, and a picture of various skin conductance electrodes attached to a team member’s hand.