What we are looking for:
We conduct studies in a wide range of languages, so don't think that only native English speakers can participate! The most most common languages being researched in the lab currently are British English, American English, Bengali, Breton, Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Italian, Korean and Norwegian.
The Language & Brain Lab is conveniently located in central Oxford, with a wide range of restaurants, cafes, and interesting historical buildings nearby.
Some basic criteria:
- You must be over 18 (for ethical approval reasons).
- If the task you are set involves seeing words, your eyesight must be normal or corrected-to-normal, and you may not be dyslexic or have any other reading difficulty. If the task involves hearing words, you should not have any hearing impairment.
- If you are taking part in an EEG recording, you must be right-handed and not have any neurological conditions (e.g. epilepsy).
- Language requirements vary depending on the experiment we're running – have a look under "Current Experiments" for a list of ongoing investigations.
What you get:
- A unique insight into the cutting-edge research that is expanding our idea of how human cognition works, and a chance to take part directly in the progress of scientific inquiry.
- A small monetary compensation for your time and expenses - in the region of £10 per hour.
Take the next step:
Participants will be given a convenient appointment time and should come into the Language & Brain Lab via our entrance in Wellington Square, Oxford.