Participants required for a reading study (£7/hr honorarium)

Posted by crm28 at Jul 25, 2017 04:30 PM |
Researchers in the department of Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour are looking for participants to take part in studies using eye-tracking to examine how we read.

During the experiments you will read sentences and answer simple comprehension questions on a computer. These are new studies, you can sign up even if you have participated in similar studies previously. In order to provide us with detailed information about the reading process, your eye movements will be monitored throughout using an eye-tracking device. Eye-tracking is completely harmless and simply uses an infrared camera to record where you are looking.

The experiments take place in the Centre for Medicine. To compensate you for your time, you will receive £7/hr honorarium for taking part (most studies 1hr 20mins-2hours, £10-£14).

To sign up for a study you must meet the eligibility criteria:


  • Have normal vision or vision that is corrected-to-normal with glasses (bring your glasses if you usually wear contacts)
  • Have no history of dyslexia
  • Be a native UK English speaker (learnt English in the UK before the age of 5).
  • Aged 18 to 45 years old (some studies restrict eligibility to 18-30yrs, please tell us if you’re over 30)
  • Also note that you may be asked to remove eye makeup (mascara / eyeliner) when you participate in the study


If you would like to take part, or you would like more information, then please contact Faye Balcombe.

If you are not eligible yourself, but know someone who might be interested, then please pass on this advert!

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