Take part in a reading study and get £7!

Posted by rmt22 at Apr 05, 2017 09:00 AM |
Researchers in the department of Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour are looking for participants to take part in a study using eye-tracking to examine how we read.

During the experiments you will read sentences and answer simple comprehension questions on a computer. The study involves reading sentences about a broad range of medical disorders.

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 experiment will take one hour and takes place in the Centre for Medicine. To compensate you for your time, you will receive a £7 honorarium for taking part.

To sign up for the study you must:

  • Have no medically related experience in education (not studied for degrees such as a medical, biology or psychology degree)
  • 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)
  • Also note that you cannot wear 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 Dr. Sarah White by email (s.j.white@le.ac.uk). If you are not eligible yourself, but know someone who might be interested, then please pass on this advert!

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