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Native speakers of English needed for an EEG experiment

Description

Research ethics code:

16248

 

Participants are sought for a study investigating how people mentally represent information while reading.

 

Your task is to silently read 180 short stories and answer comprehension questions based on these stories. Your brain activity (as reflected in tiny electrical currents) will be recorded using a technique called electroencephalography (EEG) by means of electrodes that are attached to your scalp. The procedure is completely safe and painless. The application of electrodes requires electrolyte gel to your scalp. We will provide you with showering facilities for hair washing after the experiment.

 

The study typically takes less than 2 hours. You will receive monetary compensation for your participation.

 

*IMPORTANT*

 

Please note that due to the nature of the study:

 

- You must be a native speaker of English (English as first language, mother tongue);

- You must NOT have any language or learning disabilities (e.g., dyslexia);

- You must NOT have a history of neurological or psychiatric disorders;

- You must be right-handed.

 

Contact details

Bo.Yao@manchester.ac.uk