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We are interested in how children make decisions about sensory information and how this changes with age. This is important for things like crossing a road. We are looking for children aged 6-12 years to help us with this project. Children will play fun computer games where they are asked to work out the direction of a set of fireflies. While children play the games, they will wear a cap with sensors that listen to their brain waves from the scalp. This method is called ‘EEG’, and is completely harmless. Nothing comes out of the sensors – we will just be eavesdropping on ongoing brain activity.

Children who take part will be able to find out more about how the brain works, and will also receive a certificate and a small gift. The study will take place at Ewert House in Summertown. We can see you and your child after school, at the weekend, or in the school holidays. We will reimburse your travel expenses.

If you are interested in your child participating, or would like to find out more, please contact Dr Cathy Manning: / 01865 271 442. By getting in touch you are not committing to participate in the study.

Note this study has received ethical approval from the Central University Research Ethics Committee (reference number R45543/RE002).