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Research Study


My name is Rachel and I am from the Psychology Department at the University of Guelph. I am conducting a study that examines how attention and memory guide visual processing.

This research explores how our current goals (e.g., trying to find a friend wearing a red sweater in a crowd) and past experiences (e.g., knowing that our friend likes to stay near the edges of crowds), ultimately shape how attention is deployed in different visual environments.

Your participation would involve 1 hour session in the Visual Cognitive Neuroscience Lab located at the University of Guelph. During this session, you will make responses to simple visual or auditory stimuli presented on a computer. This project has been reviewed by the Research Ethics Board (REB#20-06-039) for compliance with federal guidelines for research involving human participants, and the principal investigator is Dr. Naseem Al-Aidroos. 

You will be compensated $10 for a 1-hour experiment in appreciation for your time.

Potential participants should have normal or corrected to normal vision as well as not be colour blind.

Please contact Rachel at or if you are interested and I will provide you with more information about the study.