Master’s researcher explores factors affecting motion perception in women

Posted by uatemp13 at Jul 25, 2013 03:56 PM |
Study is investigating whether oestrogen impacts how women perceive movement
Master’s researcher explores factors affecting motion perception in women

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A study investigating the differences in motion perception between high and low oestrogen levels in older women could help experts to understand more about vision.

Kerry Raynes, a Master’s student with the University of Leicester’s School of Psychology, is currently researching the effect that both age and oestrogen levels have on motion perception in women. Previous studies have shown that oestrogen levels can affect contrast sensitivity. Kerry’s research takes this concept further as motion perception and how it is affected by oestrogen level has so far remained untouched.

The study still requires participants, and Kerry invites members of the public who fit the required criteria to contact her by email on klr17@student.le.ac.uk. Participants for the study should be women aged between 70 and 79 with normal, or corrected to normal, vision and no history of eye diseases. In order to observe the differences between oestrogen levels, the study requires participants who are on hormone replacement therapy and also those who are not.Participants will receive £10 for their 2 hour study period and refreshments will be available.

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