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Welcome!

Welcome! Researchers at the School of Psychology have developed some online research activities for children to take part in from home! Children are invited to take part in some fun research games which explore a range of cognitive processes such as attention, perception, memory, maths, sensory motor development and more. Most of the online tasks have been made into fun games to make sure the whole experience is enjoyable!

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Participate in online research for children

Welcome! Researchers at the School of Psychology have developed some online research activities for children to take part in from home! Children are invited to take part in some fun research games which explore a range of cognitive processes such as attention, perception, memory, maths, sensory motor development and more. Most of the online tasks have been made into fun games to make sure the whole experience is enjoyable!

How to get involved

If you would like your child(ren) to take part, please read the details of each study and click the URLs to start each game. For some studies, children will be provided with an inconvenience allowance (e-voucher). Feel free to email the researcher if you have any issues or queries.

 

Study Title: The Development of Cognitive Control Across the Lifespan: An Online Study

Ethics Approval Number:  S1133

Researcher: Dr Rumandeep Hayre (r.hayre@bham.ac.uk)

Supervisors: Dr Harriet Allen (H.A.Allen@nottingham.ac.uk) & Dr Lucy Cragg (lucy.cragg@nottingham.ac.uk

Recommended Device/ Software: Computer/Laptop, Google Chrome internet browser

Study Description: This research explores how we control attention across the lifespan. Children often find it difficult to plan ahead and ignore distractions. Typically developing children aged 5 to 11 years old are invited to complete four short games, where they will be asked to pay attention to some clues to help them to plan ahead, in order to find Dory the fish and spot the animals in the race. Instructions will be provided throughout. In return for your time in taking part in all of the games, children will receive an inconvenience allowance (Amazon voucher & certificate).

How to take part: Please email the researcher (Ruman: r.hayre@bham.ac.uk) who will provide you with the consent form and study links.

 

 

 Participate in online research for adults

 

Study Title: The Effect of Perceptual and Cognitive Load on the uni-modal and cross-modal Stroop Task.

Ethics Approval Number: 761

Students: Alexandra Bobrowska (lpxab9@nottingham.ac.uk)

Supervisor: Harriet Allen (lpzhaa@nottingham.ac.uk)

Study Description: This is an invitation to take part in a research study investigating multisensory attention. In our multisensory world we must often process something in one sense (i.e. written words on a page) while ignoring something in another sense (i.e. people talking in the background); sometimes we may also be undertaking other tasks (multi-tasking). In this study we are hoping to explore the processes underlying such multisensory control and examine how multisensory attention changes with age. Therefore we will ask your age in years, whether you are colour blind and your fluency in English. There are 3 parts to this study, it will take approximately 25 minutes to complete.In each part you will be required to sort 'containers' based upon their colour. However, the containers will be presented with distracting information (spoken or written words) which you must ignore. In one part of the study you will also be required to remember a sequence of numbers presented. You will open the experiment on a Web browser from a laptop or computer, need to have your sound on and use your keyboard to respond.
To participate click the survey URL: https://run.pavlovia.org/alibobrowska/adultunicolour/html

 

Study Title: Investigating the role of brain oscillations in top-down control

Ethics Approval Number: S1408

Student:  Francesca Nanneti (lpxfn1@exmail.nottingham.ac.uk)

Supervisor: Domenica Veniero (lpzdv@exmail.nottingham.ac.uk)

Study Description: This study aims to investigate both visual attention and perception, exploring how our underlying brain rhythms help to modulate such behaviours. If you participate, you will be invited to the Psychology Department labs to complete a computerised visual task that will last approximately between 1 - 1.5 hours. You may also be invited back for a second session, where you will be asked to complete the same task but with the addition of electroencephalography (EEG) to measure brain activity. This will last between 2 - 2.5 hours. You will also receive an inconvenience allowance for your time.

To participate in the study please email the researcher (Francesca: lpxfn1@nottingham.ac.uk) who will advise you further on the next steps.

 

Study Title: Exploring the motivations and attitudes of online dating in adults with autism spectrum disorder and neurotypical adults.

Ethics Approval Number: S1451R

Student:  Pranati Bhatt (lpxpb8@exmail.nottingham.ac.uk), Caitlin Davies (lpxcd5@exmail.nottingham.ac.uk), Georgina Hawkins (lpxgh1@exmail.nottingham.ac.uk) and Katherine Lewis (lpxkl5@exmail.nottingham.ac.uk)

Supervisor: Nikki Dean Marshall (nikki.deanmarshall@nottingham.ac.uk)

Study Description: This research project is a master's project in the School of Psychology at the University of Nottingham. The current project aims to explore the motivations and attitudes of online dating in adults with and without autism spectrum disorder on various online dating platforms/sites (such as Tinder, Bumble,  okcupid etc). What will happen if you participate in the project:  Throughout the survey, you will be asked to complete some questions that will require written responses, some that are multiple-choice, and other statements which you will be required to rate. Instructions will be provided to you. It should take no longer than approximately 30 minutes of your time. Please answer the questions in the questionnaire. However, you do not have to answer any questions if you do not feel comfortable doing, in which case you may leave those boxes blank.

To participate in the study: https://nottinghampsych.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4G7QTpPSf8RB54O

  

Study Title: COVID and Cognition

Ethics Approval Number: 882

Students:Heena Pala (apyhp2@exmail.nottingham.ac.uk) & Xinzhu Li (lpxxl2@exmail.nottingham.ac.uk)

Supervisor: Charlotte Bonardi (charlotte.bonardi@nottingham.ac.uk)

Recommended Device/Software: Computer/laptop; internet browser (e.g. Chrome, Safari); *requires keyboard and audio speakers*

Study Description:  Research suggests Covid-19 can sometimes cause mild and transient cognitive deficits. Our study investigates the influence of number of infections and vaccinations on this effect. Participants will fill out a short questionnaire about their Covid-19 history, and then play a space-themed computer game. The whole task will take about 15 minutes. Instructions will be provided throughout. Participants will be eligible to take part in a Prize Draw for vouchers (Amazon)!

To participate in the study: https://nottinghampsych.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_79uUVh2lCyzgUse

 

Study Title: Schizotypy in relation to auditory rhythm processing

Ethics Approval Number:  F1350

Researcher: Alexander Corser, Alexander Corser, lpxac10@nottingham.ac.uk; Jinghao Chen, alyjc19@nottingham.ac.uk; Lucy Matsagoura, lpxlm13@nottingham.ac.uk

Supervisor: Joseph Sollini, joseph.sollini@nottingham.ac.uk; Tobias Bast, tobias.bast@nottingham.ac.uk

Recommended Device/Software:  Computer/laptop, headphones

Study Description:  

This online study investigates the relationship between schizotypal personality traits and auditory rhythm processing.  This will help to further our understanding of some of the cognitive impairments experienced by people with schizophrenia. Participants will complete a short-term rhythm memory task and the O-LIFE questionnaire to measure schizotypal personality traits. Both the rhythm task and the questionnaire will be completed online.

To complete the survey, please click the following link:  https://qfreeaccountssjc1.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6liBvDD58eRcFbE

 

 

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