Over 65s needed for paid reading study

Posted by rmt22 at Mar 21, 2017 03:44 PM |
Individuals aged 65 or over are required for a study investigating the impact of the ageing process on reading.

Researchers in the department of Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour are looking for participants to take part in two studies using eye-tracking to examine reading processes in older adults.

During the experiments you will read sentences and answer simple comprehension questions on a computer. 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 will take approximately two hours. To compensate you for your time, you will receive £25, and reimbursement of travel expenses. You do not need to be a member of the University to take part. No computer knowledge is required.

For this study we require individuals aged 65+, who:

  • have normal or corrected-to-normal vision,
  • have no history of dyslexia
  • have no serious eye disorders (e.g. advanced cataracts)
  • are native UK English speakers (learnt English in the UK before aged 5).

If you would like to take part, or you would like more information, then please contact Sha Li by email (sl570@le.ac.uk), or by telephone (0116 223 1480).  If you are not eligible yourself, but know someone who might be interested, then please pass on this advert!

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