45 to 60 Year Olds Needed for Paid Study of How Seeing a Speaker Helps with Speech Understanding

Adults between 45 and 60 years of age needed for a paid study being conducted by researchers in the Language, Intersensory Perception, and Speech (LIPS) lab in the department of psychological and brain sciences.

The Audiovisual Synchrony (AVSYNC) study tests how seeing a speaker talk can help aging listeners to continue to effectively understand spoken language.

Participants must be native speakers of American English. They will be paid $10 per hour for participating. The study will require a 2-hour visit and a 3-hour visit to the lab on campus.

The first lab visit includes various computerized tasks that assess hearing, vision, and judgments about what a speaker says. The second visit involves recording the participants’ brain waves with an EEG cap on their head while they watch and listen to a speaker.

If interested, please leave a message at (909) 547-5221 or email lipslab@umass.edu.

Help us recruit paid volunteers who are 45-80 years of age and native speakers of American English by sharing this information with others. You can also like and share our ads on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/umasslipslab/) and/or on our lab’s recruitment page (http://lips.psych.umass.edu/main/participate/).