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Facial expression ambiguity resolution task

26 July 2019

This study investigates how people perceive negative facial expressions of emotions. Doing so allows us to learn how mere visual information can be used to form social impressions of others.

What would it involve?

  • You will complete a short health screening questionnaire by telephone to confirm your elgibility for this study. 
  • If you agree and are able to participate in this study, you will attend a one hour study visit where you will confirm your participation with a signed consent form. 
  • You will be asked to complete two main tasks: 
    • An initial computer-based task will present to you with trios of faces that show a target face, and two choice faces. You will need to select which of the two choice faces best represents the emotion portrayed by the face. 
    • You will be asked to complete a brief questionnaire.This questionnaire will inquire after your mental attributes (e.g., degree of impulsitivity) and overall well-being (e.g., mood). 

What are the benefits to me? 

There are no direct benefits to you, however we will reimburse you £10 for your time spent on the whole study period. This is to compensate you for the inconvenience of missing work, or university, travel expenses etc. 

You are eligible if you meet ALL of the following criteria: 

  • Male
  • Aged 18-35
  • Right-handed
  • Fit and healthy, with no medical problems

Further information

Please contact Jamie Thakrar (PhD student in Neuroscience) or telephone 07712269428. 

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