Pay attention to Speech

IRB Approved Study Number: 

3622

Researcher: 

Yun Zou

email: 

yunzou@umass.edu

Phone Number: 

413-326-5159

Room Number: 

Tobin 649A

Type of Subjects: 

Adult

Additional Subject Information: 

Please leave a message at (413) 326-5159 or email yunzou@umass.edu for more information about the study and to learn more about eligibility.

Time: 

One 3hr visit

Description: 

Adults 18 years and older (<30 years) are needed for a study on how seeing a speaker’s face helps with understanding what the speaker said. Researchers in the Language, Intersensory Perception, and Speech (LIPS) lab at UMass Amherst are seeking volunteers with American English as their first language. For more eligibility criteria, contact us. In this study, we test your ability to recognize speech and direct your attention. All tasks will involve button presses or typing short responses with a computer keyboard. While you are performing these tasks, your brainwaves (EEG) will be recorded by electrodes wet with gel that will be placed on your head. Be prepared to leave the experiment with a bit of gel in your hair. We will also collect demographic information from you and may test your hearing.

Compensation: 

$12/hr for one 3hr visitAdults 18 years and older (<30 years) are needed for a study on how seeing a speaker’s face helps with understanding what the speaker said. Researchers in the Language, Intersensory Perception, and Speech (LIPS) lab at UMass Amhers
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