This is a research project being conducted by Dr. John Wixted and Dr. Laura Mickes at the University of California, San Diego. The purpose of this research project is to find out more about human memory. We are interested in studying these issues to increase our general understanding for human cognitive processes.

What will I be asked to do?

The procedure involves studying lists of words, faces, pictures, or short video clips on a computer screen. You will then ask to remember what those pictures, words or details about the video were. Participation in this study will take approximately 15 minutes.

What about confidentiality?

This experiment is being hosted by Amazon.com and involves a secure internet connection. Terms of Service, including information addressing confidentiality, may be viewed at https://www.mturk.com/mturk/welcome. The study is completely anonymous. Regarding the handling of your data, no identifying information will be recorded. If we write a report or article about this research project, your identity will remain anonymous. Your information may be shared with representatives of the University of California, San Diego or governmental authorities if you or someone else is in danger or if we are required to do so by law.

What are the risks of this research?

You may experience some frustration or boredom while participating in our study but you may withdraw from the experiment at any time.

What are the benefits of this research?

This research is not designed to help you personally, but the results may help the investigator learn more about human memory. We hope that, in the future, other people might benefit from this study through improved understanding of human cognitive processes.

Do I have to be in this research? May I stop participating at any time?

Your participation in this research is completely voluntary. You may choose not to take part at all. If you decide to participate in this research, you may stop participating at any time. If you decide not to participate in this study or if you stop participating at any time, you will not be penalized or lose any benefits to which you otherwise qualify.

What if I have questions?

This research is being conducted by Dr. Laura Mickes at the University of California, San Diego. If you have any questions about the research study itself, please contact Laura Mickes. You may also call the UCSD Human Subjects protection program at 858-657-5100 for more information about this, to inquire about your rights as a research subject.

  • Laura Mickes, Ph.D.
  • Department of Psychology
  • University of California, San Diego
  • La Jolla, CA 92122
  • E-mail: wixtedlab@gmail.com
  • Note: Confidentiality of emails cannot be guaranteed.
  • This research has been reviewed according to the University of California, San Diego IRB procedures for research involving human subjects.
  • The IRB Project number for this experiment is 121186.

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