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An EEG study on fluency and context recognition memory


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We are seeking volunteers to participate in a study investigating the relationship between language and recognition memory. You will view a series of words presented on a computer screen one at a time and make responses via a keyboard. 

During the experiment EEG brain activity will be recorded using a special stretchy elastic cap containing a number of electrodes that make contact with your scalp. This is a safe, non-invasive procedure. The whole session will last about 2 hours or less. You will receive monetary compensation for your participation.


Participation eligibility:  

Age 18-35 years.

Native British English Speaker.


Normal vision or corrected-to-normal (you may wear glasses, but not contact lenses).

Normal hearing (able to converse without the use of a hearing-aid).

No reading disorders, including dyslexia.

No history of neurological disorders, including photo-sensitive epilepsy.

Currently not taking any psychotropic medication, including anti-depressants.

Have no sensitive skin or skin allergies (otherwise the EEG procedure may cause discomfort).

**Please make sure that you have clean, dry hair and a clean face (no make-up) when you come for the session.

Researcher: Younji Baek (PhD Student)

Emil Horozov and Jingyi Zeng (MRes students)

Supervisors: Dr Jason Taylor and Dr Alex Kafkas  

Location: EEG Lab, Zochonis Building, on the UoM campus, M13 9PL.

Contact:  Please include the study title when expressing your interest in participating in our study 

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