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What is the purpose of this study?

To examine whether adults are capable of learning statistical information in an auditory word sequence.

What Do I have to do?

This study includes just one visit to the Department of Experimental Psychology in Oxford. During the visit volunteers will be asked to repeat some digit sequences after the examiner and in a subsequent task asked to select pictures that are uttered (among distractors) on a touch screen.

Will i be paid for my time?

Yes, you will be paid.

How long will it take?

50 minutes, just one visit only.

WHo has reviewed this project?

All research studies are checked by an ethics committee to ensure the research is conducted safely and to the best standards.  This project has been reviewed by Chair, Medical Sciences Inter-Divisional Research Ethics Committee (Email: ethics@medsci.ox.ac.uk), and received ethics clearance through the University of Oxford Central University Research Ethics Committee[CUREC REF: R50705/RE001]

The research is organized by the Oxford Study of Children’s Communication Impairments Lab of Oxford University, and the group leader, Professor Dorothy Bishop, has also reviewed this project. The study is funded by the British Academy of Medical Sciences’ Newton grant. 

 

WHAT TO DO NEXT

If you are interested in participating in this study mail kuppuraj.sengottuvel@psy.ox.ac.uk or  call/text +44-7594778359 to book an appointment. Kuppu would be happy to discuss the project with you before you decide whether to take part, and to answer any questions you may have.