Adult Participants

All experiments are done at the Phonological Processing Lab. You must have normal hearing and normal or corrected-to-normal and vision. Refer to specific experiments below to see language requirements. If you think you qualify for one of the following experiments and are interested in participating, please contact us at phono@sfu.ca.

Phonological Representations

  • Who: Adults 19-35 years of age who are speakers of English
  • What: An eye-tracking study in which you will match words over headphones to pictures on a computer screen while we record where you look on the screen. You will receive research participation credit for an approved linguistics course.
  • When: A one hour session, scheduled at your convenience
  • Why: We’re interested in how people recognize words and eye-tracking allows us to measure that in real-time.

Acoustic Cues

  • Who: Adults 19-45 years of age who are native speakers of English, Mandarin, or Punjabi 
  • What: An eye-tracking study in which you will match words over headphones to pictures on a computer screen while we record where you look on the screen. You will receive 2 research participation credits for an approved linguistics course or $10 for your participation.
  • When: A one hour session, scheduled at your convenience.
  • Why: We're looking at the way in which acoustic cues serve to assist in the understanding of spoken English sentences. Using eye-tracking will allow us to measure the usefulness of these cues in real-time.