Can You Keep Track of the Food?

Eva Reindl
Tuesday 6 April 2021

Can you help feed our hungry animals?

Length: 20-25 minutes.

Reimbursement for taking part: £5 Amazon Gift Voucher 

Laptop, PC only (not smartphones or tablets).

Click the link for further information. If you are happy to participate, you will then get a link directly to the study

The Science

In this study we aim to investigate how children can hold objects in working memory. Working memory allows us to hold representations in mind, and perform complex cognitive processes such as problem solving, reading, and writing. The data from this study will give us important clues to what age aspects of this ability develops in humans!

What will happen in this study?

First there is a short questionnaire on your child’s everyday behaviour to be filled in by the parent/guardian.

Then, your child will help find food to feed many hungry animals! But in order to feed the animals, your child will have to solve a memory game. A piece of food will be hidden in a box that is placed in a grid. If your child can track and remember where the food is at the end of trial, they will see videos of animals getting to eat the food! There will be audio instructions throughout the task to help your child understand what to do.

At the end, your child will play a brief second memory game where you must help a frog return home by remembering which lily pads it jumped on. The games will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete.

If you’re interested in taking part, please fill out this form.

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