The Human Dynamics Laboratory, in the Department of Psychology at the University of Virginia, houses state of the art technology for measuring the dynamics of human behavior. Using magnetic motion tracking, digital video recording and image processing, tens of terabytes of RAID storage shared over a fibrechannel optical network, GPS time-synchronized communications, and access to TeraGrid distributed computational resources, the lab conducts experiments intended to improve understanding of the dynamics of human behavior.

In addition, members of the lab conduct research into novel methods for statistically modeling human dynamical systems data from a variety of sources ranging from diary-based questionnaire data to daily hormonal assays to high sampling-rate physiological and neurological measurements.

Members of the Human Dynamics Laboratory have a surprisingly wide set of interests, ranging from statistics, methodology, and computer algorithms to substantive psychological questions in perception and action, social interaction, family systems, aging, eating disorders, and developmental disabilities.